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Create a Map of Your City. Don't Make it Boring

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I'm giving you all the task of creating a map of your city. Why? Because *everyone* loves maps.

The catch?

**It can't be boring.**

Map something like all of the trampolines in your city, the best places to get burgers, sightings of the characters in your neighbourhood, or create a map that is more personal, for just your family and friends.

It doesn't matter what you map and it doesn't necessarily have to be accurate, all that matters is that you just start mapping.



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Stories (2)

  • Kevin Van Lierop

    For the past couple of years I've been keeping a journal/diary that's full of observations and experiences based on whatever place I find myself at when I decide to write. Each entry I've marked with a place so that later on in my life (or in my next) someone can read through the journal and map each observation I've made.


    I once, for a job, had the pleasure to read through historical personal journals and map the everyday travels of ordinary people. Peeking into their lives through the 'art' of cartography provided a new perspective into the interactions that they had and how they travelled throughout their city.

  • Jenny Lam

    For the past 6 years I've been mapping dreams! It's an ongoing process. In 2008 I started with New York ( and more recently Chicago ( Basically, I've been leaving blank, pre-stamped, self-addressed postcards in public spaces, all with the prompt, "Tell me one thing you dream of doing before you die. Use this card as your canvas," and each with a different code. I then record the codes and corresponding locations, so when a card returns to me, I'm able to tell where it was found, and can gradually piece together a map of the city.