MAPPING HOME 2011-2014

MAPPING HOME 2011-2014

By Shira Walinsky

“This is a –

safe place.”
angry place.”
rebuilt place.”

“This is where I –

couch surfed.”
was alone.”
was with my family.”

This interactive map visually displays the experiences of many youths, and the challenges around having a secure home.

In a cozy, private corner of Crane Arts, during the Totally Awesome Art Show by Mural Arts’ Art Education department, youths were invited to use icons to chart the who, what, why and when of “home.” Anonymously sharing aspects of their individual story, they saw their experiences as part of a collective whole by adding points to the map.

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