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The Mapping Democracy Fellowship


The Humanity in Action journey begins with a Fellowship.

During the Mapping Democracy Fellowship, Fellows:

  1. Explore theories and histories of social justice, civic resistance, and collective memory in the United States Capitol and capital.
  2. Understand how individuals and groups employ maps and data to oppress as well as resist and protest inequities.
  3. Survey basic techniques in mapping, data visualization, and multimedia storytelling.
  4. Create their own maps and data visualizations to reveal hidden stories, expose dominant and deceiving narratives, and provoke change at a neighborhood, city, state, or country level.

Given the trans-Atlantic and US time differences, the virtual lectures and workshops for all Fellows take place in the morning US time and afternoon European time. 

Photo by Eric Dekker. Retrieved from Unsplash.

Applicants should have basic experience with data collection, analysis, mapping, or visualization before the Fellowship begins. However, for selected Fellows with a keen interest in learning how to tell impactful visual stories with data but without a mapping background, there will be preparatory resources and tutorials available that provide basic mapping knowledge and skills.

While all on-the-ground programming costs and accommodations are covered, Fellows are responsible for their transportation costs to and from the Fellowship. If a Fellow needs financial support to enable participation, Humanity in Action considers such need. Fellows should be in touch with Humanity in Action staff after acceptance into the program. 


Applications for the 2024 Fellowship for US-based Fellows are coming soon! If you are interested in being notified when applications open, please sign up here!

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The Fellowship is inspired by a multitude of mapping projects from both the US and Europe, including:


Postanite Fellow

Svake godine novi Humanity in Action Fellowsi se okupljaju u šest gradova širom Europe i SAD-a kako bi učili kako i zašto se ljudi odupiru netoleranciji i štite demokratske vrijednosti.

01 Godina

06 Gradova

150 Fellowsa svake godine