A Marylebone Atlas

October - November 2012

  • Image: Courtesy the National Archives

A Marylebone Atlas was an education programme run by The Architecture Foundation during autumn 2012. Working with a group of twenty 14 to 19 year olds from Westminster Academy, the group mapped the physical environment of the city, as well as the social and perceived environments of the area between Oxford Street and Marylebone Road. This formed the backbone of a new atlas of Marylebone, a conceptual map that charts the different users and uses of the area, incorporating economy, space, people and fiction.

This mapping took place over a series of five workshops with writer Tom James, photographer Theo Simpson, and designer Ben McLaughlin of studio Mass Observation. Through photography, drawing, interviews, writing, and detailed observation of the way this part of the city works, the students collated and edited the publication, ready for it to be launched at the end of project celebration event in late November 2012.

A Marylebone Atlas is funded by British Land.

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British Land