Alexander Schmidt has clearly taken some time over this staggering map of central Hackney. The chart shows seemingly every building in the area, with fine detailing on some of the houses. Alex explains the process behind its creation in equal detail:
Pieced together from memory and imagination, my map combines elements based on reality, but filtered through memory, creating a mish-mash, or not always necessarily spatially or geographically correct representations of urban space. The production of this map provides a different sense of space to conventional bird's eye view maps, because the elements of the houses, their textures and facades are an important element of the sense memory of walking these streets. My approach to this reality is leisurely and highly intuitive, and I avoid any demographic statement or restricted study on the social nature of the population. Using items taken from observing my own surroundings as models for my drawings, I bring an interpretation or design to this environment, enhanced by an anti-perspective dimension. This is contrasted with a situation of instability of architecture. My contribution is as fictitious as it is comprehensive, with possible staging in which different fictions develop.
We're not sure if anyone's invented the sport of 'extreme mapping' yet, but this would be a good example.