71 Square Miles – Vaishvi Likhar

The map represents the area of Brooklyn, New York by Jennifer Maravillas by walking all over the streets and collecting paper from each block to create maps. Papers are shaped in the form of the blocks. The map shows the culture throughout the city in the medium such as shopping list, phone cards, children’s school work, small business flyers and love notes. The map shows that the town focuses on vernacular, emotions, colour,organisations and establishments of the pieces found or acquired. The main purpose of the map was to show how dirty the city is and how much garbage is available and the culture of the neighbourhood. The map is serving as a tool to for the people to see the town and people connecting to it.

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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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