Last Known Whereabouts

mobile application & photo series

Last Known Whereabouts is a mapping project concerning missing persons in the Los Angeles area.

The mobile application features an annotated version of your device's map kit pinpointing the last known whereabouts of a missing person. Using the device's GPS, a push notification is sent when a user is within 0.1 miles of one of the pins. 

The goal of the project is to point to a hidden geography that sits right atop our own. The landscape of the missing is one superimposed over the ubiquitous spaces that we occupy day to day. The strip malls, bus stops, and suburban streets where we find comfort take on a far more sinister identity when their histories are brought to light.