I have seen plenty of maps throughout my travels and I am able to use them easily to find my way to anywhere in a city/town or country!
So far I still prefer the paper versions, I can hold in my hands, over Google map, however the latter with its always expanding features makes life so much easier!
But what is a map? Is it only the smaller drawn edition of the arteries - avenues and streets of a town or is it something else? We use them to get from A to B...we have specialised maps for the underground to navigate us in the right direction, there are maps for e.g. specific movie scenes to find or graffitis or maps for adventure seekers in Geocachers etc...
A map constantly changes! Some politicians tend to like to change the name of the streets and parks notoriously, so one once getting used to the the names, then they change it again....the great deal of urbanisation and building of skyscraper towns also changes the layout...small streets disappear and melt into one big block that will be the base of the newest one.
Through the Mapping the City exhibition in Somerset House, we realise that a map is not only the map which you use when you travel....it can map your emotions, hierarchies in a country, your brain or whatever the artists below, could thinks they could do with a map!
|Mapping the city Somerset House|
Middle1: Middle2: Stephard Fairey: Berlin Tower
Middle3: Augustine Kofie: Overcast Angeles Middle4:
|MOMO: Tag Manhattan|
|Will Sweeney and the below four as well|
NB: I cannot find the 'Map' for the images...so currently they are without credit...if I don't find it in the next couple of days, I will remove all images, unless I find the referencing for them.