71 Square Miles, 2012- 2015
Land and the structures we build upon it house our experiences, memories, and voices. Tension and segregation between people limits access to collective histories, narrowing our vernacular and understanding of one another. Finding ways to mindfully preserve cultural diversity in New York City is the key to building a global city that retains and presents the rich lives of its citizens to future inhabitants.
Working to visualize voices throughout New York City, Jennifer Maravillas is walking every block to collect paper which represents each location on a series of maps of each borough.
71 Square Miles is the first she has completed in this series. Walking and creating the map took three years.
Found paper collection and map creation by Jennifer Maravillas
Code written for digital map by Matthew Maravillas
The piece was exhibited at BRIC Arts Media house February to May, 2015.
Geocoding Courtesy of MapQuest
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors