Packing and Cracking:

An Interactive Mapmaking Event

Created by Joseph Amodei and Rachel Gita Karp

Created by Joseph Amodei and Rachel Gita Karp


Oct. 23rd & 24th @ 7:30 p.m. 

Do we choose our politicians, or do our politicians choose us? Packing and Cracking is an interactive mapmaking event about gerrymandering: the pervasive practice of politicians choosing their voters rather than the other way around. Through digital drawing and map-drawing games, Packing and Cracking uses critical cartography, gerrymandering history, and interviews with politicians and reformers today to show how easy and disenfranchising gerrymandering can be and ask what, if anything, we should do about it. 

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Created by Joseph Amodei (UNC ‘13) and Rachel Gita Karp, while providing a national overview, Packing and Cracking focuses on redistricting and gerrymandering in North Carolina, historically one of the most gerrymandered states in the country. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History 

UNC - The Well

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