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Acshah’s Map

Throughout her residency as part of  Fritz Haeg’s At Home in the City project, artist Katie Bachler will be blogging about the people and ideas she encounters. Greetings from the ArtLab Map Room! This is Katie. I’m here at the Walker working on a community-created map of the Twin Cities. People can draw their own […]

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Throughout her residency as part of  Fritz Haeg’s At Home in the City project, artist Katie Bachler will be blogging about the people and ideas she encounters.

Greetings from the ArtLab Map Room! This is Katie. I’m here at the Walker working on a community-created map of the Twin Cities. People can draw their own maps of what they love here, and I will make a map based on what I learn from everyone! This is Aschah. She was born in Brooklyn Park and now lives in Maple Grove. Her map is really interesting because she put herself in the center. It is a representation of all of the things that she loves coming from her brain. She loves the Mississippi River, the library, her friends’ houses. When looking at the map, we see her version of the city, based on use and connection. She has the sparkliest eyes and biggest smile when she tells me she loves Maple Grove because there are nice kids there.