Mapping St. Louis is an accordion book that aims to call attention to social and racial conflicts in cities. Included are psychogeographical maps by individuals who travel from the suburbs into different parts of St. Louis City for work or leisure. The maps include observations and interactions that when examined through the scope of urban theory (by authors like Mindy Thompson Fullilove and Jane Jacobs), reveal the health and shortcomings of pockets of urban communities. Hopefully, its readers can consider and perhaps act upon steps toward urban restoration.


Ferguson, MO photos and essay: Tim Tai; Maps: Brittany Jasin, Olga Breslavets, Tim Tai, and me.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Social Impact Design Semifinalist, 2015