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I hope at least a few of us have something to submit:

Call for Submissions -- Critical Cartography and Anarchist Geography

"Perspectives on Anarchist Theory" is looking for submissions of maps,
cartograms, diagrams, and writing, for a special issue, guest edited by Lex
Bhagat and Lize Mogel, on "Critical Cartography and Anarchist Geography."

The map is a device of power. What happens when this device is purposely
redirected, hacked mischievously or stolen outright?

This issue of Perspectives aims to carry forward the tremendous momentum which
links art, activism, geography and other practices into the expanded "field"
of radical geography and cartography. We are inspired by recent mapping projects
that redirect the culturally understood authority of maps. Such projects
have produced a new type of networked discourse, richly communicating
information through image/text. These maps picture concentrations of power and
global economic flows; reveal the hidden workings of the prison-industrial
complex; uncover contestations of public space; overwrite political
boundaries with local ecologies; generate walking tours of feminist social
history; direct action against military recruiters or global financial
institutions; and provide a funhouse mirror to the absurdity of electoral
politics. Etcetera.


1) MAPS We are looking for examples of geography in the service of autonomy,
cartography as activist strategy. Maps, cartograms, and diagrams will be printed
in black and white.

Please send: - PDF or JPEG files no greater than 2 Mb (2 files max), or
weblinks. - A descriptive statement about the map (1 page max). - Contact
Information Note: maps can be printed in any language, but should be accompanied
by English description.

2) ESSAYS We also aim to theoretically illuminate radical cartography itself by
pairing map-makers with writers. We will commission short essays that will
contextualize or respond to each map. Map-makers may submit essays about their
own maps.

Please send: - A one or two paragraph indication of your research interests. -
Writing sample (3 pages max) or references to past works (print or online). -
Contact information.

3) BONUS All map submissions will be considered for an exhibition of radical
cartography, concurrent to the issue=B9s publication in September 2006.

SEND TO lex@anarchist-studies.org AND lize@publicgreen.com

OR: Institute for Anarchist Studies P.O. Box 1664 Stuyvesant Station New York,
NY 10009 ATTN: Cartography

DEADLINES March 15: Proposals, sample maps and statements of interest. April:
Notification June 1: Final deadline for map/images. August 1: Final deadline for
writings. Late September: Issue publication.

ABOUT THE EDITORS Alexis Bhagat is a writer and a director of the IAS. Lize
Mogel is an artist and mapmaker.

ABOUT PERSPECTIVES/IAS Perspectives on Anarchist Theory is the biannual
journal of the Institute for Anarchist Studies (IAS), a nonprofit foundation
established in 1996 to support the development of anarchism. The IAS is
primarily a grant- giving organization for radical writers and has supported
authors from countries around the world, including Argentina, Canada, Chile,
Ireland, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa, the Czech Republic and the United


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