When we’re young, we unconsciously tend to look for a role model. Is nothing that we are taught to do. Despite that, figuring out our path is often a hassle, that’s maybe why there is something universal about the attraction for maps, about there maternal and reassuring feeling.
But maps can be subjective and open for interpretations, like the in-progress map of New York City by the Japanese artist Nobuata Aozaki. He is collecting quick hand-drawn maps by passerby to whom he asks for directions previously.
I believe there is something poetic to surrender to a stranger’s perspective both in life and maps, that’s the reason why I find his project meaningful and attractive.