Illustrating the New York ‘Dereliction Walk’

I’m creating the map for the New York ‘Dereliction Walk’, which i shared a short post on last week. Today i have completed four illustrations, three of them for locations on the map, and one for the cover of a Zine, which will accompany it. This first one is for the High Line, one of my favourite places in any city: a repurposed space, which i’ve included both for the story of it’s dereliction, and socially co-created rebirth.

The High Line on the dereliction walk

This second one is one of the derelict piers, which speak of shifts in transportation technology, and the resultant abandonment of historic infrastructure.

The Piers on the dereliction walk

The third is of the Stonewall Inn, a historically significant landmark, as the birthplace (through violence) of the gay rights movement in the US, and somewhere i visit most times i’m in the city.

The Stonewall Inn on the Dereliction Walk

Finally, this is just a derelict factory site, but i thoughts the broken windows would work well on the cover.

The Dereliction Walk

I’ve had a great deal of interest in this walk, which i’m using to explore ideas of innovation, and change, so i’m already starting to think about a London one to follow on…

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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5 Responses to Illustrating the New York ‘Dereliction Walk’

  1. César Awad says:

    Great way to look at innovation with a different point of view. Thanks Julian.

  2. Jason Clark says:

    HI Julian. Thanks for sharing. I found an article yesterday that got me thinking about dereliction, but in a different context. Social media in China is being used to share pictures of the super-rich surrounded by their worldly-goods, which is causing social unrest (when large proportions of the country are surviving on $2 a day!). I wondered if this was a good example of the opposite of social leadership, and whether there is a phrase to describe this phenomenon?

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