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 (Virgil) and Layla and Majnun (Nizami), to the contemporary artists featured in the Heartbreak exhibition. It also includes crowd-sourced entries from around the world- submissions which 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 Leyla and Majnun from Nizami’s Khamsa. The second layer marks locations that are linked to the artists whose works are on show in the exhibition - their place of birth, or 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 feed an interactive map on RUYA MAPS’ website. All submissions are anonymous and entries moderated. You can also include a comment that tells the story surrounding what is a site of heartbreak for you.

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.