Chicago Drawings by Kids

Interesting experiment:

Students from a South Shore High School art class were granted a simple assignment. Written on the chalkboard were the words, “Which Chicago Do You Live In?” and there were stacks of paper and writing utensils to use. Draw a map. While at first the students were confused as to why they were doing this, the results show some very interesting and personal portrayals of individuals living in a neighborhood that many fellow Chicagoans have little awareness of.

chicago drawing

I like the shout-out to Oak Park. My birthplace.

If this was done at high schools in Minneapolis, I bet things would look a lot different on North Minneapolis vs. South Minneapolis drawings. For one, I would expect to see a lot more lakes on S. Minneapolis drawings.

via Platial blog

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