The Mirage Map is a project that invites residents to imagineCityPlace as an oasis in the city with spaces to meet, people-watch, and play.
Members of the community harness ideas of possibilities for spaces by reimagining the landscape of their surroundings. Specifically, the workshops give residents an opportunity to draw ideas superimposed on existing photographs of a landscape as a way to engender ideas about public space. The images are geolocated on a map the Bentway website, available for city dwellers to access as a means of creating dialogue on shared public spaces. Click here for the map
We conduct a socially distant tour for residents to photograph and enhance locations in CityPlace by printing and drawing on their printed image. The vision of possibility is added to the Mirage Map online. Through photography, creativity and mapping we have created a collaborative Mirage Map of the community’s potential, inviting residents to dream their own mirage and connect with their community. MirageMap situates the idea of mirage as an illusion, a shimmering mirror of distant objects, related to the idea of hope.