30 Days of New Life
30 Days of New Life comprises a series of performances in which a team of cartographers relocates to a new city for 30 days. The first performance took place in 2008 in Berlin, Germany; the second will occur summer 2009. During the performances, the cartographers work with local residents to identify places and people that are personally, artistically, historically or culturally significant. Essentially, the performances result in an online interactive map. The map is created using Google Maps and the project’s website. Each point of interest includes a description, information gathered from local residents/sources, reflections, images, and/or video. The cartographers do not control what gets included in the map. Local residents make suggestions and it is their suggestions that ultimately build it.