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A display of 11 hand-drawn maps of London.
Hand-drawn looks at mapping London, not as a factual or geographical tool, but based on the individual experiences, perceptions and imaginations of Londoners. The maps have all been created by members of the public and are personal projections of their relationships with the capital’s landscape.
In partnership with Londonist.com (external link), readers were encouraged to submit hand-drawn maps, focussing on their own experiences and connections with certain areas of London. As well as being visually compelling, each map has an interesting story to tell. The narratives range from an amusing portrayal of London’s public toilets and an illustration of Brixton, under the guise of a tree, to the superimposition of the nineteenth-century Kensington Hippodrome on to present day Ladbroke Grove.
Hand-drawn London is on display at the Museum of London from 21 April – 11 September 2011. Entry is FREE.
Read a blog by artist Paula Simoes on her map, Declining Loos of London