YUMI ROTH - Boulder, Colorado
Meta Mapa: Bronx-takeway map (chicken coop), 2008
color laser print, edition of 80, 11x17 inches
In this ongoing project, Roth invites local residents to draw maps on their hands that lead to interesting places in their neighborhoods. The drawings are photographed and then printed to become folded paper maps that she and others use to navigate the city. In this iteration of the project, she asked residents of a Bronx neighborhood to map hidden or little-known green spaces. One of the maps led her to a place where a husband and wife were keeping chickens and tending to a small urban garden, in what Roth described as a median strip.