PGS Lecture Series 2021-02: Mikko Tamura on participatory mapping for safe LGBT spaces

For the second PGS Lecture Series for 2021, Mikko Tamura will present data, discourses, and practices of mapping that go beyond representation. Entitled Participatory Mapping of LGBT Experiences and Safe Spaces, the talk draws from Tamura’s own project engagements through MapBeks — an “online community of volunteers advocating for LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex +) representation and inclusion in various mapping platforms”. The talk also discusses the queering of mapping and mapmaking practices in the Philippines.

Aside from being the lead advocate for MapBeks, Tamura is currently the Community Manager for the Asia and the Pacific Hub at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. He is the founder of MapBeks and is a volunteer mapper and a voting member of OpenStreetMap and HOT.

He was previously involved in various disaster mapping response during the Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Marawi Siege. 

Tamura’s talk will take place remotely via Zoom on 20 February 2021 at 7:00PM. Click this link to register.

This PGS Lecture Series is sponsored by the Philippine Geographical Society, and co-sponsored by the UP Department of Geography


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