Post Chocolate Acting

Following on from Danielle’s comments last week I have filled in some more gaps but still need a big “WHY” image. For me the “why” has always been more of a “because”. Dungeness is a unique instance where boundaries and experiences are so juxtaposed against each other it allows distinct narratives to be drawn between…

Post Cross Crit – Reflection

Short update on post CC direction:   Project Statement     Dungeness is island like in nature; its geography, its people and its function. Dungeness as a geological entity represents thousands of years of coast change with habitation taking place over a fractional time, barely denting the landscape. Islands are typically approached from the sea or…

Staging Post Development and Comments

Staging Post as presented to Ed and Francesco;     Discussion and Way forward (Ed/Fran comments in italic): Separate Roof (lightweight)  and Robust working platform (level 1) – Emphasis separation, level 1 could go straight into the ground as piles  How does the building evolve over time? Building could be dismantled and assembled as the acts…

Post Crit Musing – Oliver

An interesting crit which was let down by my engineering routes. I really enjoyed my conversation with Max, and he had some valid points from which I have reflected. For next Friday I will have 3 large Act drawings of extreme interventions and potentially some illustrations. The format did not pay off but will be…

Crit Sheets – Oliver

Plan for Tuesday: CRIT DRAWINGS (Tabletop) Intro say “Islands are typically approached from the land or the air, Dungeness is approached from the land where boundaries inform it island like narrative.” Complete Boundaries Proposition (diagrams on existing sheets) 3 proposals plus baseline options as an overlay (as trace/gif – see below) Drawing of existing territorys at…

Crit and Reflection

Questions Answers What is the future of the project? I need to speculate on what I am taking away, rather than what I am building. The project focuses on reconstructing narrative driven islands which focus on the inhabitants of Dungeness. The island is a by-product of the thesis investigation The project should focus on removing…

Finding the Island

Post Crit. Questions posed at my Crit (Action point after each question) What is the agenda? To be developed in detail by next tuesday for discussion  Needs to show more of Dungeness. Image showing removed landscape for final crit Absences of certain parts of research, (maps etc) to connect the story. A complete story to…

How to Build an Island?

In parallel to the Island books I have been putting together details of how one might construct an island, be it through land reclamation or salvaging of North sea oil rigs.  As well as a the book I am developing a technical drawing, showing the process of making the islands, the start of the drawing is…

//Shifting Sands Below Our Feet

My work since Tuesday has focused on further research of the depositing and erosion of the coast line from natural and human perspectives. Much of the research into the composition of Dungeness focuses on a series of great storm events rather than steady build up of material. The characteristic dune lines which can been seen…

//Multiple Scale Shingle Analysis

//As part of my investigations into shingle moment, distribution, and layout, I have summarised my investigations conducted on site.   // MICRO//MACRO//ANALYSIS Through the trip I was collecting and cataloguing shingle across Dungness, initially call the “survaying the powers of 10” (http://ds7.osa.digital/index.php/2016/10/09/surveying-the-powers-of-10/) however land restrictions meant I was re directed, but ultimately maintained the premise. The resultant collection…

//Sand Box

A common theme through the work I have done in the past week has been the idea of impermanence and playfullness. Dungeness strikes me as a England sandbox; as if little kids play together using there imagination to create buildings, trains, and even power stations. The unplanned nature of Dungeness is, in itself, a binary…

//AJ Article by Jay Merrik

“The landscape and atmosphere of Dungeness on the south-eastern tip of Kent are marked by the weatherbeaten remains of 19th and 20th century fishing activity and activated by 21st-century lives lived in ad hoc, literally marginal conditions. In the late 1980s, the filmmaker and Aids-stricken gay activist Derek Jarman’s retreat to his weatherboarded Prospect Cottage…

//Abstract Landscape Drawing

Following closely to the initial exquisite corpse exercise, using early Zaha paintings as inspiration. I have explore the above and below ground conditions as well as the change from large to small. The Upside down (#Stranger Things) explores deposits of Coccolithophore the bodies of microscopically small sea creatures which make up cyrstalised calcium carbonate (Chalk) which exists as part of…

//Detailed Mapping

After reading “Fossil Rivers” within the BLDGBLOG book, I explored the hidden site changes, particularly the way the site floods and which areas are considered permeable and impermeable depending on the density of the ground condition. I imagine a more detailed set of drawings exist as part of the power plants construction which show a…

//Sketched Landscape

Combining the concepts of objects such as houses, carriages or flint moving in lines across the landscape. I was particularly interested in identifying the solid and permeable ground within the landscape (identified through mapping information). Structures and foundations which sit below the landscape are drawn as a supporting frame for the landscape.