About

The Decolonial Atlas, started in 2014, is an attempt to bring together maps which, in some way, challenge our relationships with the land, people, and state. It is based on the premise that there is no such thing as “truth” in cartography. Only interpretation. The orientation of a map, its projection, the presence of political borders, which features are included or excluded, and the language used to label a map are all subject to the map-maker’s agenda. Because most maps in use today serve to reinforce colonial understandings of the Earth, we are consciously creating maps which help us to re-imagine the world – to decolonize.

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  1. Great work. Have you ever tried making your own map projection? You can do it with something like FlexProjector. You can make projections a lot better than… what is that, Robinson? Anyways, I really like it, being a geography need and such. Keep it up!

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  3. I am so impressed by this project…truly amazing! Maps tell so many stories. This is a wonderful tool to learn more about my Irish and Menominee ancestral lands and relatives. (I would like to see more of Menominee lands.) Beautiful work! This is what the world needs now….

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