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Land Acknowledgement

This project was initiated on territory occupied by many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples for thousands of years. Today Tkaronto is home to many diverse Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We recognize that although this land is covered by Treaty 13, colonialism is an ongoing process. Please visit native-land.ca to learn more about the land you occupy.

About

Countermap.land is a crowd-sourced project which locates tangible spaces and objects within the territory known as “Canada”, represented by figures and events – be they political, social, economic, or otherwise – that have contributed to the dispossession of life, memory, territory, and resources of BIPOC communities, both past and present.

We recognize that maps and the associated technologies of cartography are inseparable from the colonial project; they describe and segment space, defining boundaries to movement, the exploitable resources of landscapes, and the reaches of imperial power. We hope through this work to appropriate these tools to define new collective histories. 

Please note: This platform is currently being tested. If you have questions, please email countermap.land@gmail.com 

This project was led by The Architecture Lobby’s Tkaronto chapter in partnership with artist-run centre 221A, and Victor Temperano of Mapster

We acknowledge that this map only works to name racist and colonial spaces. If you are experiencing trauma or distress, please visit this list of resources.

Vetting Process

The posts submitted to this platform are vetted by a small team of volunteers. It may take some time for your post to appear. Please note that although we are working towards developing a protocol for eliminating hate speech and maintaining a safe virtual space.

Project Team

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