Margaret Pearce

Adaptations: Living with Change Artistic
Type of work

Margaret Pearce (Citizen Band Potawatomi), continued research for “Mississippi Dialogues,” a three-year project to map public opinion about flooding into an Indigenized map of the Mississippi River. She used her residency to be in proximity to Indigenous communities of the Delta while researching their place-worlds with their permission, and for sustained focus on translating those worlds into the design and layout of the map panels.

Margaret Pearce is a cartographer and writer based in Rockland, Maine. She sees cartographic language as a powerful mode of graphic expression complementary to writing and speech, where narratives and dialogues across cultures and between viewpoints can be explored and new possibilities given room to emerge and flower, in particular for the expression of Indigenous geographies.