Art, Deviant Cartography, Maps, Portfolio

Stalagmite Crime

Three panels present different views of crime in San Francisco: narcotics, prostitution, and vehicle theft. The height of each map shows the relative density of each type of crime, as if crime were elevation. The mountain peaks are exaggerated, jutting out into the viewer’s face.

Drug arrests occur throughout the city, but are heavily concentrated in the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods. Prostitution shows a stark contrast, with nearly all arrest occurring along only a few streets. And vehicle theft occurs heavily throughout nearly the entire city, highlighting that you can get your car stolen nearly anywhere you park.

3D printed plastic mounted on painted plywood
12″ x 12″ x 8″

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Narcotics

Narcotics

Vehicle Theft

Vehicle Theft

Prostitution

Prostitution

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Art, Deviant Cartography, Maps, Portfolio

Under the Surface

San Francisco is presented as a wooden box, seemingly sleek and clean. You’re invited to open the box to see what’s under the surface, revealing a map of sex offender hotspots. This map reminds us of the often invisible aspects of our cities we either can’t see or choose to ignore.

Laser cut wood
13″ x 13″ x 8″

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Prostitution / Vehicle Theft

Two maps compare vehicle theft and prostitution. The data points are aggregated as hexagons and raised off the wall to represent the relative distribution of crime. Vehicle thefts peak in Old Town, but also occur highly throughout the city. The prostitution map is more concentrated and shows a cliff rising along 82nd Avenue.

3D printed PLA plastic mounted on painted plywood
15″ x 15″ x 8″

Prostitution peaks along 82nd Ave

Prostitution peaks along 82nd Ave

Vehicle Theft

Vehicle Theft is heavily spread out throughout Portland, but peaks in Old Town

Prostitution

Prostitution

Vehicle Theft

Vehicle Theft

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