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You Are Here: Mapping The Pyschogeography of NYC

The neurotic nuances of New Yorkers in a series of interpretive maps

by Jasmine Kounang in Culture on 28 September 2010

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New Yorkers' famously overwrought personalities take center stage in the new exhibit You Are Here: Mapping The Pyschogeography of New York City, guest-curated by "The Map as Art" author Katharine Harmon. Currently on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, the show includes an assortment of map-based mediums, each charting NYC through subjective representations of the cityscape.

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Highlights include Liz Hickok's 3D Jello-like vision of lower Manhattan, a scratch-and-sniff map made by Edible Geography's Nicola Twilley, and Ingrid Burrington's "Loneliness Map"—a continuation of her study on Craigslist's Missed Connections.

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Also on display, a selection of personal maps are the result of an open call by the Hand Drawn Map Association, such as Janine Nichols' map (above, left) from 1980.

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Both Pakistani artist Asma Ahmed Shikoh's subway map in Urdu and Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz's now-famous post-9/11 cover for The New Yorker are included as well.

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The runs through 6 November 2010. For for more info, visit the Pratt Institute site.

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