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Making maps together

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Making maps together
By Tyler Gindraux • Issue #5 • View online
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Text: This Week
Text: This Week
Over the past few months, many of us have gained new perspectives of the places we inhabit. After spending five weeks in a pretty strict lockdown, I still remember waking up on the first day we were allowed to go out for a walk. Wandering (galloping) the streets with fresh eyes, I slowly rearranged the pieces that make up a neighborhood. Which spaces are most significant, given the need to socially distance? Why am I feeling such fondness towards an ordinary tree or street corner, just because I haven’t seen it in so long? Like many of you, I’ve re-built a picture of where I live.
Making maps – whether tangible or imagined – help us to understand how we experience places. I find this really interesting on an individual level, but also when we do it together.
Here are a few projects that look at participatory mapping…
Text: "Maps invite us to locate ourselves in relation to whatever they show, to enter the labyrinth that is each map and to find our way our by grasping what is mapped." Rebecca Solnit
Text: "Maps invite us to locate ourselves in relation to whatever they show, to enter the labyrinth that is each map and to find our way our by grasping what is mapped." Rebecca Solnit
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As always, I’d love to hear from you! Tell me about your mapping escapades or the small joy of a walk during lockdown…
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