These maps were drawn by Graeme to spatially document his dorm room at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He used them as preliminary research while creating a temporary sculptural intervention in the space for a class assignment. The drawings depict Graeme’s unique interpretation of a room he inhabits for only a brief period of his life as a college student. Long after Graeme and his sculpture project have departed, the room will continue to host a variety of students’ lives and studies throughout its tenure at the university.
Some of the best maps in the HDMA collection relate geographic concepts often drawn to accompany a conversation about a particular place. Those shown here attempt to relate the size and scale of one of the largest countries by total land area, Canada. Jeff Werner drew the map above to explain the size and orientation of the country and the rest of North America to a group of villagers in Bali.
The map below was drawn on a napkin by Peter Flemming for Lars Midboe during a conversation they were having in a bar in Trondheim, Norway. Midboe found the map months later in a bag and scanned it into his computer for safekeeping.