A Map of Every City. by Charles Hutton
The 'Map of Every City' is a study of history, the urban fabric, personal experience and gentrification applied to the medium of a traditional city street map. Through its universality, it encompasses all cities, becoming what is essentially an all-in-one city map. By replacing place names with non-specific descriptions, city areas are reduced to cliched, recognisable enclaves unhitched to any specific time or place, while references to memories of gentrification change give the map a historical depth. The map can therefor be applied to people's experience of any number of cities. A large version of the map was produced as part of the advertising for the book "A Sticky Note Guide to Life" - this version of the map included empty sections that could be filled in by the public with their own memories or experiences.