We are mapping.capital
We are a geography and political economy research and action lab housed at the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. We work with communities in Baltimore and beyond, engaging with theories and practices of digital geography, economic geography, urban geography, feminist geography, community geography, critical GIS, and racial capitalism.
We map land, labor, and capital.We map the production of poverty and the logics of exploitation and expropriation.We map the local layering of global capital infrastructures.
Maryland’s International Incarceration Collaborations in Issue01 as #Spotlight, #Commentary While often thought of as a process limiting movement undertaken by a particular nation, incarceration is actually a process filled with mobility and international relationships. Some US states collaborate with other nations around the globe to outfit their corrections department and make money showing off facilities and practices to their correctional officers. For example, Maryland’s Department of Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) can be identified as a key actor in the importation and exportation of policing practices, policies and officers. The criminal-legal system presently exists as a system endeavored toward mass human detention bound up… Continue Reading
Academic Writing using Zotero, Sublime Text and Latex in Issue01 as #Spotlight, #Guides There are a lot of different options for writing. For collaborating, I prefer passing Word documents around or using Google Docs or even Office 365. However, my preferred method is writing in latex (or LaTeX) with some caveats. The biggest helper for me is the integration of a tool called write-good which highlights passive voice and filler word. I also like using the program Sublime Text IDE to write which allows me to integrate Zotero bibliographies and has a nifty full screen option ideal for a distraction free environment. The biggest problem with writing this… Continue Reading
New Website Content: Transcriptions in Issue01 as #Resources New transcriptions of Geographies of Racial Capitalism by Ruth Wilson Gilmore and A View From Federal Hill Revisited… Continue Reading
For Transportation Beyond Commutes in Issue01 as #Commentary Alongside my research on Baltimore’s bus system, as well as my larger interest in urban mobility infrastructure, spatial… Continue Reading
Digital Growth Machine Bibliography in Issue01 as #Conferences On 1 March 2022, we moderated a series of sessions at the Annual Meeting of the AAG on… Continue Reading
Digital Growth Machine Sessions at the AAG in Issue01 as #Conferences Feeding the Digital Growth Machine: Data, the city, and the urban process under digital capitalism Sponsored by the Digital Geography Specialty Group and the Urban… Continue Reading
Downloading National Block Group and Tract data using tidycensus in Issue01 as #Guides Getting national census data, with related geometry data to analyze, is more difficult than it should be. The… Continue Reading