Jordan Hale is a landscape archivist who has worked at the University of Toronto’s Map & Data Library since 2008, and became their full-time Original Cataloguer & Reference Specialist in 2013. Jordan recently completed a Master of Information at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information, and holds BA (2010) and MA (2014) degrees in human geography from the university as well. Present research interests include the production of national memorial landscapes in Canada, archiving landscape and broadcast news, and the politics of cartographic cataloguing and classification. In a past life, Jordan worked in photolabs and darkrooms, and as a freelance graphic designer.
The name “Microformed” stems from a fascination towards processes of cultural landscape formation and microform reproductions.
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