Where is the Midwest?

As a born-and-raised Midwesterner, this cracks me up. 

What’s the Midwest to you?

That’s the question design and planning firm Sasaki Associates is asking visitors to its new exhibit, “Reinvention in the Urban Midwest,” which opens at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Space this week. The project includes an interactive survey that contains a timeless challenge: Draw the geographic boundaries of what counts as the U.S. Midwest.

The map drawn by people who have spent 75-100% of their lives in the Midwest—that’s the real Midwest.  I don’t know what some of the other people were thinking. Especially the person (people?) who included Washington State. What?

(As an aside, I’m intrigued by the exhibit and hope to attend sometime soon. I’ll report back.)

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