NOTICING MELBOURNE

Adelaide, South Australia, 2007, SALA Gallery Strangely Familiar. Collaboration with: SueAnne Ware, Cassie Lucas, Bridget Keane, Melanie Harvey

This project drew on an approach to mapping that had been explored earlier in Albuquerque, influenced by the Situationists and the playful seriousness of their documentation of everyday experiences and ‘spectacles’.  One aim was to reveal various narratives within a site. Another was to consider invisible and visible forces which shape our public places. There are few projects or approaches by professional designers which explore or incorporate this knowledge. This project explored a productive web of intersections between urban artefacts, methods of observation, and modes of thought. It appreciated that knowledge expressed in maps is both a record and an active influence on spatial appreciation and use.

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Noticing Melbourne City Map

Noticing Melbourne City Map

A map has agency. It is not merely representational but operational so that the project was not just about unearthing existing layers but succeeding them with new contributions. 

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 intersections between urban artefacts, methods of observation, and modes of thought

intersections between urban artefacts, methods of observation, and modes of thought