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Carolina Cartography Collective

Working at the intersections of mapping, narrative, and human geography, the Carolina Cartography Collective draws from across disciplines to present new perspectives on spaces, places, and geographic difference. We welcome inquiries from students, scholars, artists, and activists across disciplines at hello@carolinacartography.org


Black Town Map

Mapping Black-founded towns and communities

Geovisualizing Vieques

Visualizations of Vieques with a focus on changes in the landscape over the last 150 years.


Javier Arce Nazario is an Associate Professor of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill. His research has focused on the biophysical and social components of the Puerto Rican landscapes and how they affect water quality and adaptability to extreme precipitation events. He is interested in how historical orthophotography can be used as an outreach tool for education and community involvement in water quality and environmental concerns. Dr. Arce Nazario studied Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, writing his dissertation on how humans and rivers shape the Peruvian Amazon landscape. Before joining the Geography department at UNC-Chapel Hill, he held a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow position at UC Berkeley and professorships at the University of Puerto Rico campuses at Utuado and Cayey.

Paige Azzarita is an undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill who is studying Environmental Health Sciences and Geography. They want to use their understanding of spatial dynamics and environmental issues to research public health issues. Right now, they work in outdoor education at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Adrienne Hall is a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is broadly interested in critical health studies, Black Geographies, and digital humanities.

Klaus Mayr is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied Geography and History. He uses his background in interdisciplinary research and design to engage people with local history and issues of environmental justice. He currently lives in Durham, NC and does public history work with the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Ezra Rawitsch graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019. He now works as a cartographer and geographer, mapping Los Angeles for a new cultural atlas with the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West.

Tomas Roy is a carpenter and programmer living in New Orleans. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy. He’s interested in affordable housing, materialist philosophy, anarchism, and radical forms of travel.

Isabelle Smith is a farmer and geographer in upstate New York. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Geography and Cultural Studies. She is interested in the cultivation of food and the history of agricultural lands and the communities that surround them.