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Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance— Book Launch

About the editorial collective behind Counterpoints:

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) is a data visualization, critical cartography, and multimedia storytelling collective that documents displacement and resistance struggles on gentrifying landscapes. With chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Los Angeles, the collective works with numerous community partners and housing justice networks in order to provide data, maps, stories, and tools for resisting displacement. AEMP has produced hundreds of maps, oral histories, and multimedia pieces, as well as dozens of community events and reports, and numerous academic and public facing articles, book chapters, and murals. AEMP’s work has been presented in a variety of venues, from art galleries and collectives to neighborhood block parties, from academic colloquia and conferences to community workshops and book fairs.

Erin McElroy and Mary Shi are the co-project wranglers of Counterpoints, with Isa Knafo serving as the principal designer. The editorial and visual design collective behind the atlas includes Maria Elena Acosta, Deland Chan, Finley Coyl, Austin Ehrhardt, Zeph Fishlyn, Terra Graziani, Adrienne R. Hall, Savannah J. Kilner, Isa Knafo, Carla Leshne, Manissa M. Maharawal, Erin McElroy, Marko Muir, Aloka Narayanan, Magie Ramírez, Maureen Rees, Mary Shi, John Stehlin, Andrew Szeto, Aidan Thawley, and Carla Wojczuk. Counterpoints is the collective work of dozens of additional contributors and the love and labor of many other AEMP members.