Mapping St. Louis is an accordion book that calls attention to social and racial conflicts in St. Louis, Missouri, with a focus on the weeks following Michael Brown's wrongful death in the City of Ferguson. Psychogeographical maps of pockets in St. Louis City show the authors' concerns for personal safety, their knowledge and assumptions, and general confusion in their surroundings. The suburban visitors' records provide personal context for understanding research by Mindy Thompson Fullilove and Jane Jacobs: How do broken connections in a city harm public health? Why are side walks crucial to the natural vibrancy of a city?

 
 

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