This project is a physical representation of statistical data gathered about Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District. For most of the semester, we had been studying this neighborhood in Baltimore, trying to gather statistical information about the crime, housing, and education conditions in the area. Using GIS, census information, and other data, we were able to determine several physical boundaries where there were consistent leaps in data across block areas.
To physically represent our found data, we created a physical map placing movable blocks within each city block. These blocks were strung together underneath the model so that if one block was pulled upwards, the blocks attached to it would be pulled upwards as well. Where there were boundaries, these connections were cut off.
To show how the data we collected was affecting the area, pegs were put underneath the model representing areas of high crime, and other data we collect. These pegs could be changed out to show a range of statistical information.
This project was a collaboration with Hans Harland-Hue and Liam Dunaway.