Bianca Weeko Martin

2021 // DIRECTIONS TO NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR

Fun stuff

A Tinder veteran but a Bumble virgin, I was re-entering a familiar world under the mantle of public infrastructure. I was surprised by the cuties, unsurprised by the creeps and unimpressed by the cycling haters. Bumble being a serious, purpose-driven platform, I was only mildly disappointed when I logged in later that week only to find I had been reported and removed for "being a fake"! For who can really claim the utility and elegant mystery of the bike rack on Portland Street, bent at an angle for unnatural or natural reasons. (I think I'm taking a break from dating, she writes in her diary.)

(This exploration, and the resulting illustrations, were commissioned by The Bentway as part of an initiative around Directions To Nowhere In Particular, a very cool web app for sensing, making and navigating public space.)