Kevin Lynch's book Image of the City was my inspiration for this series. I utilized his five visual elements (paths, edges, nodes, landmarks, and districts) to improve the legibility of trafficking experiences. Lynch's maps are handdrawn sketches. I found trafficking stories in a Human Rights Watch Report and used Natural Earth as a base. To embody his technique, I traced the linework on mylar with pen. I then brought these images into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for final touches.
These maps are part of larger project: Human trafficking in Sudan and Egypt: Mapping traumatic experience through multiple lenses. See my AAG abstract for more about this project here.