Visualizing NYC

(Jelly NYC skyline by Liz Hickok.)

Super-cool art show alert: the Pratt Manhattan Gallery is hosting You Are Here: Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City, which runs through November 6. Descriptions of pieces that caught my eye:

  • A “loneliness map” from Craigslist’s Missed Connections by Ingrid Burrington 
  • A scratch-and-sniff map of New Yorkers’ smell preferences by Nicola Twilley
  • A New York subway map in Urdu by Pakistani artist Asma Ahmed Shikoh
  • The preliminary artwork for New Yorkistan, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz’s post-9/11 cover for The New Yorker, and Kalman and Meyerowitz’s culinary subway map of the city