Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Urban Landscapes....


Image copyright Stephen Walter

Part of the British Library's "Magnificent Maps" exhibition, which I shall be visiting next week...
The ISLAND by Stephen Walter
This page now has an interactive zoomable map which allows you to see the neighbourhood detail which forms part of the whole map. These are stories and personal geographies...

The Island satirises the London-centric view of the English capital and its commuter towns as independent from the rest of the country. The artist, a Londoner with a love of his native city, offers up a huge range of local and personal information in words and symbols. Walter speaks in the dialect of today, focusing on what he deems interesting or mundane.

Could you and your students create other "islands" of your home town or city ??

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