Monday, September 24, 2007


The initial thesis identified two topographies of analysis, which was revised up to three or more (an infinite number technically). These roughly corresponded to categories of use, but were modified as they overlapped and intersected with formal and informal topographies. Further, several classifications of unaccepted streets were identified, which can now be roughly summarized as: edges, crossings, topographic anomalies, scar tissue, intersectional voids, valleys, and what appear to be ordinary streets. All of these classifications overlap with the previously defined topographies of both terrain and use, creating a complex mosaic of typology that can only be read through simultaneous investigation of mappings and the experience of the walk (talk).

The second walk(talk) has revealed that the existence of these layers (overlaps and intersections) can be read simultaneously through the experience of the city. It has also revealed an additional component, that of the event. The horizontal and vertical layering of events and space are exposed in various spaces, and these spaces in particular have begun to define our analysis. We will use the mapping and categorization of unaccepted typology as our system of way finding, and then systematically dissect each space to explain how it relates to other adjacent layers. With any luck we’ll get something good out of it. Go Bears.

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