Recap: Queering the Map

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 2, 2015|Event Recap|

Jen Jack Gieseking, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, joined us October 2nd to discuss “Queering the Map” — speaking both about his personal research on the spaces of lesbian and queer women, as well as about geographic information systems (GIS) in more general terms. The event was open to the public at the CUNY Graduate Center, was livestreamed, and attracted a

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Mapping Our Network: DH2015 Poster Presentation

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 18, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|

A small interactive visualization of our site network as of Spring 2015   One of the major research and pedagogy focuses of the inaugural 2014-2015 year of the Futures Initiative was mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). For a deeper look at some of this work, you can see the collaborative project of our Mapping the Futures cohort here, and Futures Initiative Fellow Michael Dorsch‘s Sociodemographic Maps of NYC here.

October 2: Queering the Map: Theoretical Reflections on Spatial Methods for Action Research

By Mike Rifino|September 15, 2015|FI Events|

WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM:   9204-9205 WHEN:   October 2, 2015, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 WATCH ONLINE: http://bit.ly/futuresed-live RSVP NOW HASHTAG: #futuresED In The Practice of Everyday Life, de Certeau writes that “What the map cuts up, the story cuts across.” But what if the everyday stories you seek are already cut up by centuries of structural inequality and oppression, such as those of lesbians

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Hunter College Intro to Theatre Map: Theatre Across New York City

By Ryan Donovan|April 25, 2015|Mapping|

Students in Hunter College’s Intro to Theatre course were assigned to see a performance of their choice and write a reflection on their experience. This map links the individual reflections of each student and the location of each theatre where they attended the performance. You can read reviews of everything from student productions to long-running Broadway shows, reflecting the breadth and depth of theatre available to all of us lucky enough to

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What Does It Mean To Earn a Futures Initiative Scholar Certificate?

By Cathy Davidson|April 9, 2015|Reflection|

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying a great break.  After break, one consistent and serious focus for our course will be on what your undergraduates are doing, how you are making changes in your own teaching to enhance their success, and on what collaborative project work they are doing as part of this project.  Below are some specifics and then, if I have time (I’m getting ready to catch

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How It All Works: Breaking Down the Structure and Purpose of “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education”

By Cathy Davidson|April 3, 2015|Reflection|

We are often asked to carefully break down exactly how the “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” course  is  structured.  It seems more complex than it is but since, to our knowledge, no one has done anything like this before, it is worth tracing out each of the parts for this exercise in innovative peer-learning and student-centered learning methods. President Emeritus Bill Kelly and Futures Initiative Director Cathy Davidson (moi)

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NYPL Mapping Division and NYPL Labs Visit: Photo Essay

By Lisa Tagliaferri|March 8, 2015|Class Recap, FI Events, Mapping, Reflection|

On Friday, March 6, members from the Futures Initiative team and the graduate Mapping the Futures course met with the NYPL Mapping Division and NYPL Labs for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the significant and innovative work they are doing with maps. Matt Knutzen showed us a number of maps from the NYPL collection, beginning with an antiquarian world map, and proceeding through maps from the NYC collection, including A plan of

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The CUNY Sociodemographic Map of NYC Part II: Race and Ethnicity Revisited

By Michael Dorsch|February 20, 2015|Mapping|

Read Part 1 In the Fall of 2014, as the first research activity of the new Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, we embarked on a student-led project we are calling the CUNY Map of NYC. This is actually a series of maps that we will be working on throughout this semester, several of which will be the work of students in a dozen courses at CUNY campuses. These are

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Why Do Research? Or, Why “The CUNY Map of NYC” Matters #FuturesEd

By Cathy Davidson|February 17, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|

Quality and Diversity Much has been written lately about the rise in quality of CUNY over the last two decades. Some have assumed that its rising quality means CUNY must have lost track of its honored populist commitments to New York City’s diverse population. That turns out not to be true, according to the careful demographic research published last week by Futures Initiative Fellow and Graduate Center doctoral student, Michael

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Why Do Research? Or, Why “The CUNY Map of NYC” Matters #FuturesEd

By Cathy Davidson|February 17, 2015|Reflection, Research|

Quality and Diversity Much has been written lately about the rise in quality of CUNY over the last two decades. Some have assumed that its rising quality means CUNY must have lost track of its honored populist commitments to New York City’s diverse population. That turns out not to be true, according to the careful demographic research published last week by Futures Initiative Fellow and Graduate Center doctoral student, Michael

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