The Spatial Poetry Project is a series of workshops and events that facilitate conversations about spatial history through poetry. The project focuses on issues of place naming, particularly place names and their historical ties to colonization and injustice. Students are encouraged to use art and poetry to reimagine maps and language. Poems have historically influenced many of the place names we know today and contemporary poetry can allow us to rethink the ties between language and belonging. We hope to host workshops every year. Here is a blog post with a brief introduction!

This interdisciplinary workshop was originally created by poet and artist Hua Xi in collaboration with the Audit the Street Project at MIT.

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