Maps for Getting Lost
Photographs by John Ryan Brubaker
Maps for Getting Lost is a series of photographic books made on exploratory walks through urban environments. They are an investigation of the process of travel without destination, what the Situationists would call a dérive.
Each book or chapter chronicles a single journey, often based on absurd or errant methods of navigation. These include using a map of Brussels to cross the city of Rome, following heights of buildings or pattens in sidewalks and moving only against the flow of street traffic.
Printed artist book and digital versions available. The iPad version will expand over time, new chapters will be added automatically as the project evolves in the future.
Available at www.turnoutpress.com
Changing the question ‘free from what?’ into ‘free for what?’; this change that occurs when freedom has been achieved has accompanied me on my migrations like a basso continuo. This is what we are like, those of us who are nomads, who come out of the collapse of a settled way of life.
Vilém Flusser, from On the Freedom of the Migrant: Objections to Nationalism, 1994