MAPPING THE URBAN FABRIC THROUGH FOOD
Mapping Through Food was a conceptual mapping project undertaken with collaborators Lucia Eastman and Jake Sandmann. We were looking for nontraditional ways to understand the urban fabric. We wondered how much understanding the restaurant offerings could tell you about a neighborhood. To test this, we chose a single street in Brooklyn. We traveled the entire length gathering menus from every food establishment. Those menus were then graphically transcribed onto the map with their amplitude being determined by their price. Other information about public space and transportation options were also mapped.