In preparation for the March 1st VERSO / "This is the place", I pulled out maps collected on trips over the years, trying to jog my thinking.
The challenge of a regular street map is its portrayal of a city as a flat permanence. The typical map doesn't represent those streets as we know them; our experience of places is, of course, dynamic. How many layers does a place contain? How does it morph from the idea we have of it, to what we experience, to how we recall it later?
Certainly a place becomes a memory once we have been there. But some places are already memories upon our arrival.