Of walkable city, filled with markets, sidewalk cafes, and bustling street life
I found this interesting video showcasing Barcelona’s approach to designing the city, integrating the use of side-walks, public spaces, and implementing a new system for car use. It is a rather interesting concept that they are testing out for their grid-like city landscape, and I thought I would like to Read more →
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This is an interesting take on 2 designers who decided to document and reveal their daily observations to each other across continents by sending personal postcards weekly. The project turns small observations about their lives into data through visualisation. Also, we get to see the different approach and styles comparing the 2 and it is simply intriguing, Read more →
Document your observations using a combination of photographs and/or video, audio recordings and notes in your journal. Observe the following: how do customers find what they want, find a place to sit, save a table, choose, communicate what they want and what languages are spoken, how do vendors advertise their products to customers, how do they compete with other vendors? Why Read more →
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Martin, Pearlynn, Vivian, Xiuyun
Footway / pavement / sidewalk; british or american english
The sidewalk is indeed an interesting and undervalued subject of interest as the common area has so much potential to be something more than merely a walking space.
The subject of sidewalk reminds me about the historical context of Singapore’s five foot way, an ubiquitous pedestian pathway that is literally five feet Read more →
Think of a way in which you could develop an experimental map using images, sounds and stories. Some ideas… What else would we use if we didn’t use maps to find our sense of place? How would you map the sounds you hear every day? How would you map emotions? How would you map the overlooked peoples or places of Read more →
Part 1: Think of a way in which you could develop an experimental map using images, sounds and stories. Some ideas… What else would we use if we didn’t use maps to find our sense of place? How would you map the sounds you hear every day? How would you map emotions? How would you map the overlooked peoples or places of Read more →
Maps are often used by people to contextualise their surroundings when they might want to get from one place to another, understand topology or maybe study geography. Maps are interpreted different by the person using it, some imagine them self in the map as a 3D-model, some try to imagine what it will look like when they arrive other people might Read more →
Upon Kim’s suggestions on understanding the physical and social dimension of a place, I reflect on my understanding of sidewalk as a Vietnamese. This reading is particularly interesting to me because it challenges my views and understanding of the place I call my motherland.
In my opinion, the commonly assumed purpose of the sidewalk as a pedestrian path does not completely apply Read more →