The Muslim and wider communities of Christchurch and New Zealand were left reeling in the wake of the Mosque shootings that took place on March 15th, leaving 50 people dead. While much has already been said about the atrocities that took place in my city, the huge outpouring of love and support that’s been shown have been nothing short of inspiring since.
For me, maps are my way of getting to know a place better. If you’ve been following for a while, you might have noticed that a lot of my maps are of Christchurch. Despite having lived here nearly 15 years, each map that I’ve made has brought me closer to the place I call home. Likewise, maps are a way to communicate the connections that people have to a place – for me, what better means was there to contribute my small piece of support for Christchurch?
To show support for the victims, I’ve put these four new heart-shaped adhesive wall decals pictured on the Map Kiwi Store. The proceeds from the sales of these decals until May 15th will be donated to the Christchurch Shooting Victims Givealittle Fund.
These decals are available in packs of two and are 30cm in size (Update: now also available in 20cm and 15cm!) – your purchase also lets you show your support for Christchurch at the same time. Other sizes may also be available if there is interest.
Many thanks to HappyMoose for their support in helping to make these available!