I always go back to the beginning when I am feeling stuck.
My criteria: I want my work to involve a lot of making, making in a way I enjoy, am good at but can also improve. I want my design to matter, to make a difference or open a dialogue, however big or small, on a social, political or cultural level. Having made all my posts it's now easier for me to identify larger themes…New York, maps, connecting people, city & visual vernaculars associated with it (vs. suburb and its universal qualities). Based on these themes, my post “Maps..A Fallacy?’ is most inclusive.
A proposal: invent a new kind of “map” that provides experiential information about its people and places. I am not thinking of a map in its traditional 2d, flat sense, but using the term as a proxy for a form that ‘represents the relationship between things;’ in this case, people and places. I want my design to achieve two ends: one, allow people to experience places as if they were there, even when they’re not. Two, I want to add information about these places that may be inaccessible even if a person were present.
To execute both ideas, there will be two components to the project. The first is to choose a number of different (and disparate) locations in New York city and to make posters that exemplify the experience of these places. Drawing upon the local visual vernaculars of each destination the posters will be unique. The second component of the project involves showing how the places are connected or relate to each other. This could be a video or some other type of design that explains what ties some destinations together, and similarly, what separates others. The exploration is not limited to geography.