In the Map Room

Students from Brittany Woods Middle School draw their map in the St. Louis Map Room. A projector mounted in the ceiling displays street names + neighbourhood info for reference.
Detail of the Brittany Woods map.
Residential Security Map of St. Louis, 1937. Commonly known as a red-lining map.
Map Room Facilitator Emily Catedral walks the students through a series of data layers, projected precisely on top of their map.
Left: Unemployment levels, 2016. Right: 1937 red-lining map.
Clockwise from top left: I Am The Gate, a map of Christian Churches; Gateway Greening’s map of community gardens; Forward Through Ferguson’s map of life expectancy; Team TIF’s map on racial equity and transparency. All maps are viewable here: http://www.cocastl.org/stlmaproom/
St. Louis Map Room, on closing day, May 9th 2017
PS. If you are thinking about visiting St. Louis, may I recommend April 9th, official St. Louis Map Day?

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Jer Thorp is an artist, writer & teacher. He is Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. His book Living in Data is out now from MCDxFSG.

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Jer Thorp is an artist, writer & teacher. He is Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. His book Living in Data is out now from MCDxFSG.

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