LES – Story Boards

This week’s blog reflects on this week tutorials and the upcoming portfolio review. I have taken a step back and decided to build up/ read and write my thesis and establish what and how my museum preserves the memories, and who is it for? How to capture the present? When do we leave the past behind?

The story boards presented shows the current work I have in progress, which is a series of components (case files).

I have it divided in two columns… the left is presenting the LES Vanishing Archives (the museum and it offers a brief insight of it) and one the right is the Case studies that have/ will inform the proposal, and they should read side by side.

The story boards don’t have a full start to finish story as I have different components that’s will make up the final portfolio… this has prompted a few issues on how my thesis / story will be read by others… These few components although separate items should become a single portfolio and read as such; they don’t necessarily read as sequence, but they should all complement each other independent of the order in which the reader view each of the case studies.

LES – Story Boards

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  1. I love the presentation style. Its cohesive and lends the project some identity I think. Are you including like a kind of preface which will tell the user how to engage with the project? ie. read the documents alongside each other?

    I think its good that Cardiff’s walk is presented in the form of a kind of ancillary, supporting document, as it puts Cardiff’s walk as more of a part of research as opposed to becoming the driving force behind your work.

    Its interesting to note Hamed’s comment, as to developers and processes of gentrification hinging projects upon a sense of established identity. Perhaps the act of preserving cultures and identities particular to the LES actually fuels gentrification. I’m reminded a bit of The ‘Generic City’ by Koolhaas, in that identity can be limiting, in this case it could establish ideas or images that are regarding as valuable by developers or even people moving from other areas. The idea of a pilgrimage or cult kind of activity is cool as you could possibly play with making the identity and culture secret or known, each option would have a huge impact on the value bestowed upon the site by others. Maybe you can even look into the theories of the self (I, me, other – as posited by guys like Freud, George H. Mead, Georg Simmel), the site projecting itself as one thing and harboring another face unknown to the public, all in reaction to perceived images.

    I think I also remember seeing theory on how identity is/ isn’t fostered in the modern, or postmodern, world in Zygmunt Baumans’s ‘Liquid Modernity’. Society and our environment/ our lifestyles are always changing, therefore issues surrounding identity are thrown up. I think it could be worth a look as its very good sociology regarding the kind of issues you’re looking at. Theres also bits about how todays society actively forces us to be more individualistic in our lives, and the impacts that this has on each of us. Maybe it can be useful to you.

    The idea of catologuing and presenting a number of ways in which the spaces/ voids can be used is awesome as it can examine both the nature of the spaces, presenting a number of ways of dealing with the voids, as well as presenting a social/ economic element. Although who are the prospective buyers? Are they current residents? Or developers?

    Again, the layout is fantastic!

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