What do we expose when we ask people to draw the outline of the country they live in and also ask them to mark the location of 3 cities: London, Birmingham & (the city in which the exercise is being delivered) Portsmouth?

It is a shape that they have seen numerous times through cultural, political, historical and geographical information.

Five categories of hand-drawn maps were identified after this short project had been completed by second year illustration students:
1 Disproportioned
2 Non-Aligned
3 Acurate
4 Imaginative
5 Narrative