Story Board / Concept drawing ideas

During the peer review, I presented my project starting with my research in Battersea, rather than chronologically , trying to figure out how the memory room and other initial work could slot into this research. After the presentation I rearranged my storyboard, highlighting what work I had already done, and what I still had to do, also trying to keep it to what I would actually manage to produce by the crit.

Story Board:


GREEN  – What I have done

GREY – To do

YELLOW – Done but needs editing


I also started thinking about the key themes and concepts I am exploring, and how I could collaborate these ideas into this one drawing. I made a list of keywords related to my project, which I would also try to talk about through out my final presentation.

Project Title: Battersea’s unimagined arches


  • Imagined and unimagined
  • Designed and undesigned
  • Underneath
  • Fallow land
  • Forgotten spaces
  • Overlooked
  • Occupied and unoccupied
  • Connections
  • Journies
  • Providing Opportunities for discovery
  • Stumbling upon
  • Infecting arches


Things I wanted the concept drawing to show in terms of my concept and archive approach:

  •  Infecting several arches (sites)
  •  Connections or journeys between these sites
  • Arches that change programme or adapt over time according to the requirements of user
  • Although the programme inside arches change – memories or traces are left behind from each programme / users
  • Traces of existing decay is left behind to carry on decaying
  • Fallow spaces – sometimes arches will be left empty or fallow.
  • Hoarding as an opportunity to view or experience the otherwise un-experiencable
  • Creating cross categories with whatever I collect or archive. Perhaps this will result in cross journeys.


Link to my previous work: 

 I wanted to make sure I had clear links between the initial tasks and my research in Battersea so I wrote down exactly how each of the initial pieces relate to a concept or archive approach I am now exploring.


Room of requirement

The rooms adapts to become a new space depending on users requirements. In some manifestations of the room, possessions or traces of old users are left behind.

Link to Battersea research

  • Traces of decay/old uses are left behind. Evidence from previous uses owners are collected in the arches
  • Arches adapt according to what is required by the community in those areas at a certain time. Spaces can change programme accordingly.


Opie Catalogue

The box cataloge integrates three archives into one catalogue, allowing the user to stumble upon and discover things they wouldn’t otherwise.

Link to Battersea research

  • Linking various arches through journeys (using walking journeys precedent)
  • Including arches which are otherwise fallow (disused)
  • Providing opportunities through hoarding and journeys


Dante Collection

Categorising and recategorising the tangible and untangible element of Dante’s ‘ideas room’

Link to Battersea research

  • Some times arches might be fallow and sometimes not – Their category changes from used to fallow.
  • Because the arches will change programme – they will change category


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