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Keramieken Kaart van Delft

My good friend Erik Meerburg and Hans van der Kwast pointed me at the magnificent Ceramic Map of Delft that has recently been unveiled. These pics are from Erik

“Got a nice new map in the wild for you, the Keramieken Kaart van Delft (Ceramic Map of Delft). It is based on the 17th century map of Delft by Frederik de Wit, and made with the public, in a fairly large number of public participation workshops over the last two years. A couple of weeks ago the mayor of Delft added the last piece to it as opening act.”

The detail on this and the 3D buildings are just amazing.

This has to be one of the most unique Maps in the Wild that we have seen since we started a couple of years ago.

Here is a picture of Nan Deardorff-McClain, the designer/maker/project manager of this map which gives you a sense of the scale of the map and the 3D detail. You can view more of Nan’s work here.

Nan described the making of the map.

“A diverse group of about 500 participants worked together in a series of workshops to recreate a 17th century map of Delft of Frederik de Wit in ceramic and tiles. The resulting mosaic artwork is 18 square meters and features 1000 handmade ceramic elements and some interesting little references to modern-day Delft. It took 2 years from idea to unveiling to create.”

And one more pic just because I couldn’t resist and it also shows how massive this is.

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