I found out about Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Hate) Story in Maps from my friend Alabama Chanin’s blog. It’s so inspiring!
New Yorker Becky Cooper walked around NYC handing out a thousand blank maps of Manhattan, addressed to a P.O. Box. She then created a beautiful book from the submissions.
I love the whole vision of this project, capturing stories and memories and in relation to the places that hold them.
Cooper continues to collect and post maps on her tumblr.
On that site she writes: “Maps are more about their makers than the places they describe. Map who you are. Map where you are. Fill the map with a story or paint your favorite cup of coffee. Map the invisible. Map the obvious. Map your memories.”
Sounds like an art project to undertake.
Map by Louis Phillips.