Competition 2016: Shortlisted in the category Journalistic
Urban DiagrammingArchie's Press, 2014
GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. These maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind", simplifying structures and neighborhoods in the most efficient and beautiful way. I use widely agreed-upon neighborhoods and roads to create a skeleton of the city, offering an image that can help introduce the language of the landscape.
The question starts with "What information do I need before I can begin to understand this city?". The answer can only be answered by the citizens, who are the architects of the information. I consult with them to ensure colloquial and psycho-geographical accuracy.
The shape provides a quickly-digestible sense of scale within the landscape. It's much easier to absorb information tucked into such a simple shape.
I often collaborate with different designers for unfamiliar cities.