Mary Shi, in collaboration with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, has published Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance (Oakland: PM Press, 2021).
Counterpoints combines work from within the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) with contributions from dozens of local artists, organizers, scholar-activists, and residents—from longtime community members who have been fighting multiple waves of racial dispossession to elementary school youth envisioning decolonial futures. As an atlas co-created with community, Counterpoints expands knowledge on displacement and resistance in the Bay Area with, rather than for or about, those most impacted. With over 225 illustrations, photographs, and data visualizations; and 120,000 words of essays, poetry, oral histories, and more, Counterpoints is full of data to get organized around; stories to be inspired by; and essays and artworks to imagine a more just future with.
Mary Shi is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at UC Berkeley. With Erin McElroy, she served as co-project wrangler for Counterpoints. Mary also edited and contributed to Chapter 6, "Migrations/Relocations." Coun
terpoints also features work from fellow Sociology PhD alum Chris Herring, and other UC Berkeley affiliates Annie Danis (Anthropology, PhD ongoing), Desiree Fields (Assistant Professor of Geography), Rasheed Shabazz (CED, Masters of City Planning '21), and Alex Werth (Geography, PhD '19). Counterpoints was generously supported by the UC Berkeley Sociology department's 2019 Alumni Prize in Public Sociology.