Meditations on the Historical Production of Spaces

The Maps are Lying to You

Recently, in response to President Trump’s creative cartography in the run-up to Hurricane Doria, Charles Blow wrote an editorial in the New York Times titled Maps Don’t Lie. And while I appreciate his sense of indignation at being lied to, his article misses a key point about maps: they’re always political on some level, and they always lie. I wrote a long-ish twitter thread pushing back on that idea, and I’ve rounded that thread into a short essay, that you can find here.

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