Tompkins Map

I mapped out the five blocks of Tompkins Ave by hand in order to actively understand how I perceive the neighborhood and where I place value. I started the exercise with the intention of marking the paths, edges, nodes, districts and landmarks à la Kevin Lynch, but ended up highlighting the different types of structures. My color-coding differentiates between residence, retail or utility businesses, food service, churches (there are five!), parks and areas of construction. I also added notes of interactions and the names of people that correspond to a given building.