A growing movement of radical geographers, activists and artists are exploring the risks and possibilities of radical mapping. Our Editor Sam Firman into the world of counter cartography.
Laurenz Virchow is a member of kollektiv orangotango, a platform of geographer activists who support initiatives and actors that seek to instigate social change. The collective conducts emancipatory educational work, various political and artistic interventions as well as collaborative publishing projects. Laurenz is inspired by critical pedagogy, action research, and radical geography. He enjoys learning based on trial and error, through collectively mapping neighbourhoods, by trying forms of solidarity-based living, and sharing enthusiasm. Being a "Spielkind", he sometimes plays pocket poet.