Mirjam Hagoorts domain as an artist has been the City, for more than 20 years already. Any available technique varying from classical painting, photography, a diversity of printing techniques and all possible combinations enable her to depict urban environments the way she understands them: as multilayered and very often enigmatic scenes. While constructing these images she is fascinated sooner by the city’s raw and uneasy identity than by its superficial and well known beauty. In a similar way she intepretates The City Map, the twodimensional representation of that same urban scene. Her subtle graphic layerings of these maps stand as images by themselves and find their definite form in textiles, and ultimately in wearables; shawls to wrap oneselve in. One almost can’t get closer to these cities.