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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Department of Geography

Workshop: "Data visualization and cartographic practices applied to geographic research with a gender perspective".

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Next Monday May 6th and Wednesday May 8th the Geography and Gender Research Group organizes the workshop: "Data visualization and cartographic practices applied to geographic research with a gender perspective", by Núria Font, postdoctoral researcher at Pompeu Fabra University.

Objective of the workshop

To explore in an applied way the potential of visual and cartographic tools for research in geography and gender and the decisions to take to incorporate these technologies to our projects, whatever our knowledge in Geographic Information Systems and data visualization.

Day 1- Creative visual and cartographic practices for geographic research with a gender perspective.

In this block we focus on proposals and examples that have been carried out from different positions and disciplines to take advantage of the critical and propositional power of maps beyond Geographic Information Systems and the limitations they impose on us. There are very interesting examples of qualitative research where maps and visualizations are not only interesting as a result of the research, but are also useful to stimulate memories and participation, as an inclusive strategy to collect and visualize data, narratives and emotions associated with specific places or as a way to think geographically in space and make experiences visible in a more relational and complex way. In this workshop we will apply some of these proposals and creative visual strategies in two specific cases.

Day 2- Innovations and digital tools applied to the collection, processing and visualization of geographic data.

In this block we approach GIS, web maps and other digital platforms from an open and proactive perspective. How can current digital technologies help us in geography and gender research? What are the main methodological and epistemological limitations we may encounter? What other alternative proposals can we use to overcome these limitations and incorporate the advantages of these technologies to our research in a way that is compatible with the objectives and needs of research with a gender perspective? In this workshop we will explore in a practical way some tools and platforms (Relief maps, AtlasCine, QualNotes, Storymaps, among others) that offer us new opportunities to use and complement existing GIS technologies when collecting, analyzing and visualizing qualitative and quantitative geographic data.

Attention! On the second day it is advisable to bring a laptop computer.

The activity is linked to the PhD in Geography.