Currently there is an explosion of work with similar sensibilities and preoccupations to SLAB.
Although it is difficult to categorize it all, we wanted to share some links in order to give the bigger picture, to inspire, and to commiserate. The group of links on this page involve what we are calling critical cartography, which is currently being explored with passion by geographers, architects, artists, planners, and those defying labels. Our working definition of critical cartography is “mapping the unmapped”: it notices people and things that are overlooked or denied and it usually debunks professionalism with an anti-sleek visual vocabulary and techniques. The categories listed here are more used to break up the page into digestible groups but are invariably problematic i.e. “artists” could be applied to any number of people on the page. We welcome suggestions for more links.
The other page of links we assembled concerns street vending.
urban map projects
Image: Meta Mapa: Hand Maps
scholarly mapmakers and books
mapping blogs and collections
visual artists using cartographic imagery
too many to mention but for a great start, consult Katharine Harmon‘s sumptuous two books