‘Mapping for Justice’ wins Strathclyde’s Images of Research competition 

Our image titled ‘Mapping for Justice’ has been awarded at this year’s Images of Research competition at the University of Strathclyde. The image co-won the ‘Societal Spark’ category that centres on ‘showcasing how research and innovation can bring about positive, real-world impact and tackle societal challenges’. The awarded image was taken in the Kosi Bay area of South Africa and the award was addressed to Hub Deputy Director Philile Mbatha who, with fellow researchers, has been supporting the mapping of culturally relevant areas and customs as evidence of the peoples’ customary and human rights and ecological knowledge of the area. “By mapping fish traps, we can prove that the community’s customary system includes fishing rights”, Wilmien Wicomb from Legal Resources Center (South Africa) says. 

The photograph was taken by film-maker Nessim Stevenson during the filming of the Hub’s short film ‘Mapping for Justice’

Images of Research now welcomes everyone to vote for their favourite entry to select the ‘People’s Choice’ award.  

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