2020 BFA THESIS SHOW
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS


























 

KAYLAH HAYE

kaylah.art
Thesis Project


How are cities measured? Everyone knows about the most common tool to measure a city—the map. The map is seen as an objective birds-eye view of the world; however, maps aren’t as objective as they seem. Mapping at its core is associating one thing to another, and association is largely based on experience and memory, two things that are very subjective to the individual. What if we stopped pretending that mapping is completely objective and embraced the subjectivity that comes with it? What if we changed the ways in which we map our cities to prioritize the human experience? In my research, I investigate ways to map a city without using a traditional map, and use those findings to improve how we define the communities we live in. In this phase of the project, I use sound to create a map and challenge the user to navigate only through sound.