Thesis maps


Spatial Practices: Junction Buses
The Junction has a history of converging transportation routes from Aboriginal trails, to Colonial roads to Victorian railroad lines to today’s density of bus routes. Five bus routes pass through the Junction creating a density of public transportation that eclipses the original meaning of the Junction as a convergence of railroad lines and reinforces the notion of the Junction as a pass-through place.

Spatial Practices–Junction Buses

Bus Frequency Map of the Junction exploring the frequency of buses arriving at 5 intersections, observed over a duration of 1 hour.

Spatial Practices: Postering
Streets function primarily as pathways to transport people from one destination to another. Postering along neighbourhood streets and pathways has become a fixture of our urban landscape providing another kind of network–a communication network. The social practice of postering often reflects the charcater of a neighbourhood; providing a visual signature and communicating a sense of place to local residents and the passer-by.

Spatial Practices–Posters

Posters on every street in the Junction were photographed and their locations plotted on a map. The map represents streets and pathways in a social sense as a text-scape. The full size map shows the triangular shape of the Junction.

Memory Maps
Three former residents of the Junction were asked to recall their early memories of the Junction. The places mapped represent their personal landmarks, many which have disappeared or have changed. The memory maps represents space through the perception of memory by mapping real and imagined places that have symbolic significance.

Spatial Practices–Memory Mapping

A sense of place combines lived experience and spatial familiarity.

One Comment to “Thesis maps”

  1. Really great work!

    Perhaps I could call on your design expertise and knowledge for a couple of maps I would like to create for some of the projects I am involved in some time…

    Merle –