Mapping Anchorage

Anchorage, and Alaska as a whole, is widely perceived to be a place of wilderness and nature. The city is also proud to be one of the most diverse communities within the United States with one community alone boasting a population that shares over 100 languages between them - not quite what you would expect from a city within the circumpolar north.

With Anchorage’s population expanding, communities are in need of additional services and ideas. Anchorage Museum invited Lateral North to work alongside three of these communities on what architectural interventions they would like to see in the future and how these could be achieved.

Working with the communities, Anchorage Museum and the Mayor’s office, Lateral North undertook a series of design led consultations and workshops which focused around a cultural or historical element of that community.