First off, a quote that I found with regards to maps that resonnated with me: “A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.” by Reif Larsen
With the first project, Hand-drawn Maps, I really tried to get out of my restrictive viewpoint on what a map meant to me (articulate, scaled, challenging to understand, etc.) to explore other definitions and representations. Using maps as a way to organize and unlock ideas, to see how they can connect and find meaning, is a really interesting concept that I plan to carry with me throughout this class.
A few sketches of my hand-drawn maps:
More will be uploaded in the coming days... (Sorry for the awful quality of these photos - they were taken with my cellphone.)
A map on where I tend to stop on my hour-long walk to work everyday:
A work-in-progress (very fine pencil lines) map of my typical weekly journey through my neighbourhood grocery store:
For this one, I am thinking of adding in some colour to show the different zones of the grocery store (i.e. produce, health food, dairy, etc.). Hoping that it conveys an interesting story, such as clearly showing how much (if any) time is spent in each zone and how that is reflected in the choices I make about food. I will upload a more recent picture soon.