STRAIGHTENING THE THAMES RIVER
45cm x 15cm
Using a normal map of central London, the map is cut and folded in order to straighten the Thames River into a relatively straight flow. As a result, the surrounding urban space of the Thames along the shore is warped and fractured to produce the specific spatial projection as one would experience the city from the perspective of traveeling on a boat along the Thames. Part of a suite of objects created for the project London Y-Z at the Architectural Association. Excerpt of the publication composed of work by Stankievech available for download here.
Map folding/fracture developed out of collaborative typology of folding with Vera van Gool.
Research proceeded under Stankievech's premise:
TO FOLD IS TO COMPRESS AND DECOMPRESS INFORMATION.
Typology Summary available in PDF poster form by clicking on the image below or here.