And all too often, every one of those biases goes unspoken and ill-considered.
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Every element in our maps is chosen to support the story. Our cartography is multi-narrational: it recognizes that there are multiple relationships of people present on the same area of land. We do not let a map speak only for the most powerful person in the room. And we strive to produce a visual image that genuinely compels a reader’s curiosity … to reconsider what they thought they knew.