Week 1 Field Experiences

Week 1: Interpretive Practices. How do we observe and make sense of the campus environments we encounter? Suggested field experience methods and approaches include: mapping or critical cartography, un-mapping (Razack, 2002), (re)mapping (Goeman, 2008), sketch-mapping, drawing/sketching, storytelling, creative writing, poetry (various genres), creative photography, arts-based practices, or other techniques chosen in consultation with the instructor. 

Examples and Tutorials:

How to Draw Landscapes for the Absolute Beginner http://www.drawing-pencil-sketches.com/how-to-draw-landscapes.html

Wiki-How to Write a Haiku Poem http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Haiku-Poem

Wiki-How to Do Landscape Photography http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Landscape-Photography

How to Make A Mind Map http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/how-to-make-a-mindmap-creative-ideas

MIT SLAB Critical Cartography http://slab.scripts.mit.edu/wp/links/critical-cartography/

Active Fiction Project http://www.activefictionproject.com

Knowing the Land Beneath Our Feet http://equity.ubc.ca/2015/01/28/knowing-the-land-beneath-our-feet-ubcs-indigenous-histories-and-presence/

Commemorative Naming of UBC Facilities and Spaces http://archives.library.ubc.ca/buildings-grounds/commemorative-naming-of-ubc-facilities-and-spaces/

The Power of a Name, UBC CTLT video series https://indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc.ca/2016/12/14/the-power-of-a-name-film-series-examines-contested-histories-of-naming-at-ubc/

MyMaps Google Maps https://www.google.ca/maps/about/mymaps/

Google Earth and Google Maps Tutorials https://www.google.com/earth/outreach/learn/

Archibald, J. A. (2008).
Indigenous storywork: Educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit. Vancouver, BC: UBC press.

Goeman, M. (2008). (Re)mapping Indigenous presence on the land in Native women’s literature. American Quarterly, 60(2), 295-302.

Razack, S. (2002). Race, space, and the law: Unmapping a white settler society. Toronto: Between the Lines.