The Map Project

What does your world look like?

From Google’s satellite imagery to the directions we sketch on napkins, maps of all kinds help us make sense of our surroundings. The Map Project is an opportunity to channel your inner cartographer and create a map of your world. Chart your neighborhood, depict your hometown or plot out the landscape of your dreams — The Map Project is open to representations of any environment. We’ll transform our storefront exhibition space into a communal atlas, guiding visitors to places both real and imaginary.

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  • March 15, 2012

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  • people
  • 1000/1000


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  • April 30, 2012

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  • Any medium is acceptable, including drawing, sewing, collage, printmaking or photography.
  • Please make sure that your map can fold into a flat rectangle no larger than 4” x 6”.
  • Please print your name clearly on the back of your map.
  • Please do not submit a sculpture or 3D object. All maps must fold down flat to be included.
  • Please do not use glue, glitter, or other materials that could fall off your work or damage other contributions.
  • Please note that submissions will not be returned.
  • Please mail your map to:
    Brooklyn Art Library
    ℅ The Map Project
    103A N. 3rd St
    Brooklyn, NY 11249

The Map Project challenges participants to create depictions of both physical and invented locations. Map your backyard, your fears, your personal history or your favorite book, then mail us the results. The only requirement is that your map folds down to a size not larger than 4” x 6”. We’ll exhibit every map we receive in our storefront space, transforming a single location into an atlas of our world. Whether you’re inspired by the precise detail of a geological survey or the whimsy of a childhood treasure map, The Map Project is a chance to translate your world into ink, textile, collage or print.

The 10 x 10 Series is proudly presented by The Self-Portrait Project. Every artist who contributes to The Self-Portrait Project is helping to support the 10 x 10 Series and ensuring that Art House will continue to produce free community art projects.