Portfolio

Portfolio Structure

 

My intention is to create a series of maps to fold out and illustrate the invisible and evident aspects of boundaries.

 

In preparation for 05/12/17 formative crit:

 

 

Term 1 Chapters:

 

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT- Battersea vs Clapham borders// Anne’s Annex.

  • Sense of belonging has been critical to space creation is historic London
  • We feel pride for spaces we associate with and document them accordingly. Mapping, writing, recording.
  • Hypothesis: An abandonment of heritage generates a lack of neighbourhood identification.

 

TERRITORY AND OWNERSHIP- Struggle for existence// Mapping as a form of control.

  • Mapping Claims territory and asserts authority between unmanned lands
  • Land is precious and steaking a claim over a patch of land asserts ownership.
  • Boarders as a division- Berlin Wall
  • Boarders as a unifying force- Bristol Pound
  • Boarders out of thin air- it is possible to feel any physical boarder when entering an area of specific difference- Freetown Christiania- self-proclaimed community
  • Questioning of the necessity of authority and territorial ownership.

 

BOUNDARIES BEYOND OUR SIGHT// Invisible lines- Urban Analysis.

  • By questioning who creates a boundary we too can question what makes up a boundary…
  • Maps
  • Therefore a site is an infinite prism of space- rather then a patch of land- the layers are interwoven and are impacted by one another thus are one connected continuous site. How do we reflect on the lines that connect and separate us and what do these mean for space association?

 

TECHNOLOGY DEVALUES TRADITION- Mundenaum// Beating of the Bounds

  • While mapping presents an opportunity for urban analysis it is the death of traditional and perhaps less efficient rituals
  • The storing of data in the mundeneum- abandoned with the creation of the internet and a publically owned information source.
  • The beating of the bounds tradition abandoned- like a half finished jig saw puzzle- when maps became widely owned. The ritual of community boundary celebration forgotten in the 1930s.
  • With focus drawn away from the activity of marching the bounds, does a community lose a sense of origin and belonging without unifying act of heritage?

 

ARCHIVING AN ACTION// Collection Study

  • Without the action the object appears obsolete and yet we protect them from vanishing.
  • The object remains present as a relic of the act but the act is lost therefore what is the intention of protecting an artefact no one understands?
  • The artefact becomes invisible- as lampposts, waste bins, and other street furniture are in modern society- they are invisible yet protected and all the while ignored.

 

TAXONOMY OF THE INVISIBLE// Rotor DC materials study

  • Taxonomies of real boundaries
  • Taxonomies of messed up ordering
  • Taxonomy with imposers

 

HOW TO MEASURE THE MUNDANE// Tree Study

  • TECH materials study- embed types of metal into plaster clast// something- then corrupt the metal and stain the plaster- document how time and ageing effects materials- does this improve human interpretation of a material?
  • Value is added the more an artefact ages- however if it ages too far and becomes unrecognisable we no longer process or understand the artefact and therefore it becomes irrelevant
  • Balance between aging process and protection for existence

 

THE GAME- chess pieces// Jante Cardiff

  • Select a quantity of spaces for intervention and produce audio stories connecting each space- models could be used and moved around on a grid with the marker acting as a chess piece
  • Janet Cardiff inspired walk- with audio influences

 

The unveiling of the map will reveal the chapters and will summarise snapshots of influential elements behind the project development. The above will be the name of small mini chapters leading to the final manifesto- presented as a small booklet of images and quotes to accompany the map.

The intention is to address influential precedents and areas of interest to indicate a potential direction for development and possible design intervention.

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