Vibrant Maps

Helena Suárez Val


En los últimos años, activistas feministas en varios países de América Latina han creado mapas digitales de feminicidio: las muertes violentas de mujeres relacionadas con el género. La intersección del activismo y el mapeo ha sido explorada desde la académia y por activistas que han abordado la naturaleza performativa, participativa y política de los mapas, y por académicas feministas que han analizado —y promueven— la reivindicación del mapeo y de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (GIS por sus siglas en inglés) por y para las mujeres y el pensamiento y la acción feminista. En este ensayo, uso el caso del mapa Feminicidio Uruguay y tomo ideas del nuevo materialismo para proponer un novedoso abordaje metodológico para estudiar esta intersección. Un abordaje que podría revelar una comprensión más compleja de la agencia de las cosas digitales creadas en la apropiación desobediente de objetos cotidianos, como Google Maps.

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