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.
This second one is one of the derelict piers, which speak of shifts in transportation technology, and the resultant abandonment of historic infrastructure.
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.
Finally, this is just a derelict factory site, but i thoughts the broken windows would work well on the cover.
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…