Sofia Charts Her Own Course

“I'm a geographer, and cognitive mapping is the way in which we each hold our own perceptions of the space that we navigate. I think mapping, for the longest time, has been used as a colonial tool, so I'm trying to reclaim that from the ground up — how we see space and really giving value to that.

“I would envision it as interviewing people about the space that they live in and having them draw it for me. Just because I think like we all live in the same city, but we very much live in different spaces and, often times, they don't intersect. And sometimes, some are given more priority than others. So really, trying to prioritize all of them, and really going on this idea that multiple truths exist and there's not this one dominant narrative.”

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