walking, urban space, mapping practices, urban landscape, ways of being
This thesis contends that the act of walking, as a way of seeing, being, and understanding in the city, can be a form of urban intervention that enables the transformation of space by allowing individuals to imbue spaces with meaning. The act of walking, in conjunction with mapping practices, can be a critical tool for understanding urban space, acting as a nomadic architecture that works to subvert and smooth the striated space of the city.
This project will investigate the ways in which urban landscape representation, in particular the processes and performances of walking-based mapping practices, can reveal and assert the constant dynamism of an urban space that is always being produced, while shaking up our notions of the stability of maps and the rationality of the city. CLAIM
Yu, Bonnie, "Drawing Ambulatory Cartographies: Understanding Urban Experience through Walking" (2020). Architecture Thesis Prep. 398.
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