COUNTER-MAP Queen Mary

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////////////////\////////the university and border technologies*

To begin by asking <*what is the university*> requires an investigation of
the function of the university not only as a knowledge factory but also as a
border. Our investigation of what the university produces as knowledge,
hierarchies and power exposes the border/s that operate in, on and around
the university. That <*the university is a border*> is made possible by the
operation of a filter mechanism. The counting of bodies, money in and money
out, who can and can not enter, what are we when we leave, the limits of
what is and is not knowledge and the complicity with national and global
border regimes – who and what is stopped at the border?

A group of students, staff and researchers at Queen Mary University have set
out to map the ways in which migration, border technologies, surveillance
and monetary flows intersect with the university as our place of work and
study. Joining us in the project are the <*Counter-Cartographies Collective
from the University of North Carolina*>, who will help to explore the
dynamics and possibilities of mapping as method and action.

>From Thursday 13 May – Monday 24 May we will gather to discuss,
research and
take action to produce a counter map of Queen Mary University. As part of
our practice we will be facilitating <*three public workshops*> to expand
the participation and possibilities of the project. These workshops as well
as the counter mapping production process are open to all who are interested
and are free to attend – please see below for the programme and contact
details. The venue for all events will be room 4.08 in the Francis Bancroft
Building of Queen Mary Campus and is accessible.

*//////Thursday 13** **May, 2pm
\\\\\Imaginaries of the university*

<Opening event of the Counter/Mapping QMary project>

The Counter-Cartographies Collective will present their work on the
neo-liberal university and discuss their maps, methodologies and actions.
This session will address our imaginaries of the university – current and
potential – and will conclude with a drift around QM campus.

*\\\\Thursday 20** **May, 2pm
//////////How to make a counter-map*

<Workshop: mapping as method, practice and action>

The Counter-Cartographies Collective will facilitate a workshop on radical
collaborative mapping skills using available open source mapping software
and web-based data-mining techniques. Free and open to all, email us to
register.

*///////Monday 24 May, 4pm
\\\\\The politics and potential of counter-mapping*

<Presentation and open discussion>

In this event, Counter/Mapping QMary project will present their map of Queen
Mary. This presentation will be followed by an open discussion of the
methods and politics of mapping the university as a site of migration,
education and labour struggles. Invited interlocutors: The Students not
Suspects Campaign (Goldsmiths), No Cuts at Queen Mary Campaign, Jane Wills,
David Pinder, Ishani Chandrasekara, Miguel Mellino, John Hutnyk, Alberto
Toscano

*//Contact*
Counter/Mapping QMary
countermapping.qmary@googlemail.com
Facebook: countermapping qmary

The Counter/Mapping QMary project is generously supported by the School of
Business and Management and the Geography Department at Queen Mary
University.

map: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/campus/mileend/index.html#map