Map Your Heartbreak


How might heartbreak have affected your sense of place? This map reflects different experiences of heartbreak, from the classical Dido and Aeneas, to our contemporary artists. It also includes crowd-sourced entries to our project ‘Map Your Heartbreak’ - submissions could be the location of a national heartbreak, a family loss or a change in circumstances.



This interactive map consists of three layers. The first charts the journey of Dido and Aeneas in Virgil’s The Aeneid, and Leila and Majnun from Nizami’s poem. The second marks locations that are linked to the artists whose works are on show in the exhibition - their place of birth, a site that their work responds to. The third layer is made up of sites of heartbreak that will be crowd sourced from visitors to the exhibition.




Crowd sourced submissions to the project will feed an interactive map on RUYA MAPS’ website. All submissions will be anonymised and entries moderated.

Follow @ruyamaps to see highlights from the project, or share your submission with the hashtag #MapYourHeartbreak.

If you would like to comment on your submission you may do so here.