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You Feel You, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, February 2023

hand-drawn graphic showing how to get from Manhattan and Brooklyn to Governor's Island

Mapping You: Exploring the Neighborhood of Self, the Arts Center at Governors Island, New York, NY, September 2022

photograph of workshop participants drawing maps while sitting at a table

Documenting with Hand-Drawn Maps, Glasgow Zine Library, Glasgow, Scotland, June 13, 2021

photograph of workshop participants drawing maps at the Museum of Modern Art

Hand-Drawn Mapmaking, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, January & February 2020

photograph of a hand-drawn map hanging on the wall the map describes a trip from Kuala Lumpur to New York City

Hand-Drawn Mapmaking, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, November 2019

Drawing All Over, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2009

hand drawn map to philly zine fest

HDMA attends Philly Zine Fest to collect maps from visitors, Philadelphia, PA, September 11 2009

workshop participants working on a large map

Hand Drawn Baltimore, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, June 13 2009

hand drawn map to baltimore diy fest

HDMA attends the Baltimore DIY Festival to collect maps from visitors, May 19 2009


Selected maps featured in Code Number Safe [Un]Safe, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, 2023

Selected maps featured in MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY, 2013

photograph of the exhibition nowhere at arcadia university art gallery

Nowhere: selections from the files of the Hand Drawn Map Association, curated by Kris Harzinski, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, 2010

Selected maps featured in You Are Here: Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City, curated by Katharine Harmon, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY, 2010

Collection of maps becomes part of the permanent collection of the University of Colorado Library, Boulder, CO, 2010

Maps and digital archive featured in All Over the Map, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2009

Perspectives: Hand Drawn Maps of Your World and Beyond, curated by Kris Harzinski, Florida International University Library, Miami, FL, August 2009

Works Published

Visual essay, “A World of Maps,” Les Others No. 7, 2018

Visual essay, “Lost Maps,” exhibition catalog of Datascapes, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University-Newark, 2014

photograph of two pages of a book showing a layout of a large map

Kris Harzinski, “Jersey Fresh”, Pidgin, 2011

Kris Harzinski, From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010

photograph of a bookforum cover dated summer 2010

Visual essay, “Utopia Dystopia,” Bookforum, Summer 2010

Selected maps featured in Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design, Gestalten, September 2008


photograph of a fast company article dated august 7 2019

Mark Wilson, “Google has a secret design library. Here are 35 of its best books,” Fast Company, August 7 2019

Michael Williams, “The Art of The Hand Drawn Map,” Blueprint for Living, ABC Radio National, April 30 2016

Julie Winterbottom, “Imaginative Maps,” Mental Floss, September 2015

Simon Garfiled, “Simon Garfield’s top 10 books with maps,” The Guardian, October 24 2012

Maria Popova, “7 Must-Read Books on Maps,” The Atlantic, July 1 2011

photograph of a philadelphia weekly page dated september 22 2010

Edith Newhall, “Maps to places real and places richly imagined,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 7 2010

Rosecrans Baldwin, “From Here to There,” The Morning News, September 13 2010

photograph of a de volkskrant article dated september 11 2010

Erik van den Berg, “Van daar naar hier, en omgekeerd,” De Volkskrant, September 11 2010

Randall Mikkelsen, “GPS? Mapquest? Not for fans of hand-drawn maps,” Reuters, September 13 2010

Britta Conroy-Randall, “Getting Lost with Hand Drawn Maps,” Studio 360 Blog, August 20 2010

Julia Turner, “She Does a Better Job Than Map Quest!” Slate, April 28 2010

“Ten Spot,” Readymade, October/November 2009

Titia Ketelaar, “Kris Harzinski collects hand-drawn maps,” NRC Next, October 20 2008

Robin Young, “Hand Drawn Maps,” Here and Now, WBUR, September 30 2008

Tony Gonzalez, “Hand Drawn Maps Give Personal Perspective,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 3 2008

The Hand Drawn Map Association is founded in March 2008 with a collection of 9 maps found by Kris Harzinski while sorting through old papers.

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