An experiential exploration
of the city through movement and time.Narrative
is the passing and unravelling of time. It is
the temporal unfolding of events or experiences;
the structuring of a set of juxtaposed fragments
whose propositions and relations are developed
only through temporal sequence and progression.
Plot is the dynamic design and intention of
narrative, giving it a certain direction and
intent of meaning.
I perceive public space in
the city being experienced as a narrative, as
a passing of time, in which my spaces of intervention
are frozen moments. The proposition is to define
passages punctuated by spatial pauses, set within
the grid of the city; to create an architecture
using a sequence of spatial phrases of time
and movement; a space of narrative.
This relates to the very experience
of moving through the city as a landscape to
pass through. By the inhabitation of this landscape,
the transient space of passage may take on multiple
identities, therefore becoming a space of possibility;
possibility of displacement from the grid. By
incorporating the gaps and cracks back into
the grid, they undermine its logic; the grid
which disallows the inhabitation of the city
in terms of such spaces of possibility.
Our movement constitutes the
fabric of the city psychologically as an experience,
but we are also aware of the physical experience
of the grid. So by creating a more flexible
streetscape, these points have more possibility
than the street as mere public space. They provide
the possibility of reflection on the experience
of the city by the layering of my formal geometry
into the orthogonal grid, a passage of continuity
vs. a system of regulated intervals.
This continuation is trying
to create a new geometry which displaces us
from the grid to allow for reflection on this
displacement. Furthermore, these points offer
new possibilities of transit, transforming pedestrian
access between major landmarks of the cityscape,
subverting the regulated orthogonal movement.