The “Mapping Dialogues” project focuses on the history and culture of industrial neighborhoods in Baltimore. Two public mapping events took place in the fall of 2015 in Baybrook and the Sparrows Point Steel Mill communities. The project attempts to keep alive the memories and stories of these two important communities. Using maps as starting points for discussions on the past, present, and future of industrial space, community members shared their stories and memories while contributing to a broader discussion of the social and economic issues affecting neighborhoods when industry declines.
The outcomes of these community dialogues were presented at an event at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on April 5, 2016. Here is the full community discussion from this event:
Mapping Dialogues was paid for in part through a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council.