There is a vibrant tradition of hand drawn maps, grassroots mapping, and popular atlases in Geography. Spanning the intersection of cartography, art, and illustration, such maps enable their creators to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions about places. In these kinds of maps, unlike traditional cartography, accuracy and measurement are less important than the meanings that the maps hold for their producers and viewers. This map of Lincoln Park was drawn by Geography major Brooke Robinson for distribution at the Student Involvement Fairs. Her aim was to introduce freshman students to the Lincoln Park neighborhood and DePaul campus where they will spend their undergraduate academic careers.
cartography, community mapping, urban geography, Chicago