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HMS-460P Mapping Lines of Flight

3 Credits

In the maps of settler colonialisms, the straight line of the surveyor defined the borders and walls of the slave labor camp, the Indian reservation, and the modern city. While the maps of settler colonialism are rectilinear, hierarchical, and hegemonic, “mapping lines of flight” are, by contrast, rhizomatic, fluid, and open to new interpretations of community. Through readings in Black and Indigenous feminist and liberation practices, students will learn to write themselves into new maps in places of their own selection in their own language and from the own point of view. A world making and world shaping practice of liberation in communities of refuge, care, and joy in the Black and Indigenous enclave will be explored collectively and individually.