“What is Situated Knowledge?” poster


This diagram describes the power structures and dynamics of the traditionally patriarchal systems that use science and religion to preserve status and maintain control as described by Donna Harraway in her influential 1988 paper “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective” published in Vol. 14, No. 3 of the journal Feminist Studies.  Harraway suggests “Situated Knowledge” as a strategy of avoiding the allure of authority when working within the scientific paradigm.


In 2021 Marc made a series of 4 diagrams for a book called Critical Visualization (Bloomsbury,2022) by Peter A. Hall and Patricio Davila. As the title suggests, this work takes an in depth look at how data is presented and how the viewer of visualizations can understand and accommodate for the inevitably biased systems that produce the data and its representations. It is filled with case studies of existing data visualizations as well as detailed commentary on their significance to the books themes. The four diagrams were designed to augment the author’s ideas and were commissioned specifically for this work. Read more about this project here.

Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan

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“What is Situated Knowledge?” poster