Detroit in 50 Maps

I had the amazing opportunity to turn by maps from DETROITography into a book with Belt Publishing!

“Alex Hill is a cartographer-activist. His maps unlock a recognition of the geography of more than just a city, but a people whose city shapes so much of their lives. Beyond a book of maps, this is a book of history, sociology, culture, public policy, and anthropology.”

Abdul El-Sayed (CNN commentator, former Director of Detroit Health Department, past candidate for Governor of Michigan)

Date


2021

Client


Belt Publishing

Events


Upcoming

WSU Alumni Book Club, January 19, 2022

Leventhal Map and Education Center, Boston Public Library, January 11, 2022

Past

Book Suey, December 1, 2021

Pages Bookshop, November 17, 2021

Media


Interviews

Audio WDET, CultureShift, November 2021

Audio The D Brief, What Unconventional Maps Can Tell Us About the History of Detroit, September 2021

Audio Daily Detroit, Telling Detroit’s story with maps (ft. Alex B. Hill), August 2021

Article Wayne Magazine, Mapping the Motor City, Spring/Summer 2021

Reviews

Article New York Times, ‘You Are Here’: Mapping Climate Change, Make Believe, and Murder, December 2021

Article HOUR Detroit, A New Way to Look at Detroit, November 2021

Article Outlier Media, New coffee-table style book reveals Detroit inequities – in maps, October 2021

Other

Article Deadline Detroit, Pheasant habitats, racial divides, and more: New books’ 50 Detroit maps stretch far past the ordinary, October 2021

Publications


Books

2021 Detroit in 50 Maps, Belt Publishing