Canvases as legal maps in native title claims

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Workshop

WorkshopMapping the Unmappable
CountryGermany
CityCologne
Period5/12/196/12/19
OtherThe workshop explored if and how cartography can be used as a tool to mediate African hunter-gatherer relations with their environment (their being-in-the-world). How can maps integrate relational ontologies or animism in the African context, i.e. the specific ways in which African hunter-gatherers, hunter-pastoralists and hunter-horticulturalists figure their world and their relations to non-human beings? Characteristics of relational ontologies and animism in Africa include, above all, the attribution of personhood or agency to non-humans and the ontological instability that emerges when, for instance, humans can turn into animals and back again.
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Keywords

  • canvases
  • legal maps
  • native title claims

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