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NYC Subway Map Redesigned as a City of Women #ArtTuesday

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While visiting the New York Transit Museum over the weekend this pink and yellow subway map caught my eye. While recreating my commute to the office I started to realize every single stop had been renamed for a woman who had a direct connection with each area covered by the stop. SO RAD! Here’s a great write up by Rebecca Solnit from The New Yorker:

The New York City subway map is the one map that nearly everyone in the city consults constantly; it is posted at nearly every station entry and on every platform and subway car. The station names are a network of numbers and mostly men’s names and descriptives, but the map is an informational scaffolding on which other things can be built. So on it we have built a feminist city of sorts, a map to a renamed city.

Read more here


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