Through November 6, 2010; Pratt Manhattan is showcasing You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City with a great assortment of artists which From Your Desks will certainly be stalking later today.

(A few) works created specifically for “You Are Here” include:
· a three-dimensional map of the lower Manhattan skyline made of a Jell-O-like material by Liz Hickok
· an anxiety map of the five boroughs lit by sweat-powered batteries by Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson
· 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 cemetery map of Polish ancestors’ graves by Kim Baranowski
· an installation constructed from city ephemera by Pratt faculty member Robbin Ami Silverberg

“Contributing artists—some New Yorkers, others not—were invited to use inventive cartographic concepts to reflect the city’s abundant, colliding moods. The resulting projects reveal a range of reactions to the city’s heightened levels of stimulus, some energizing (discovery, delight, amusement, ambition, solidarity) and others melancholic (longing, loss, vulnerability, anxiety, isolation).”

I’m a big fan of Ingrid Burrington‘s “Loneliness Map” and Rick Meyerowitz “Sub Culinary Map”

I count myself in to see this exhibit in October and will report back.

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