Class 7: focus on Project #2

Today, in addition to continuing to talk about Colson Whitehead’s “City Limits” and his earlier version, “The Way We Live Now,” and summary, and revision, and brainstorm about Project #2, let’s also look at a visual text. Here are two versions of Saul Steinberg’s “View of the World from 9th Avenue”:

Let’s think about how this map compares to those we looked at or drew for our walks, and how it relates to Project #2, to Whitehead’s ideas, and to our experiences as New Yorkers.

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