Describing Architecture

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Mapping / Susan Leen

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This piece forms part of an ongoing series which aims to investigate mapping and urban sprawl.

The map of central Paris, a densely populated area was it’s starting point. I wish to explore the intricacies of streets and networks by removing the buildings and leaving a network of pathways and arteries. I chose paper to represent the fragility and transient nature of our urban environment, and cutting to abstract certain elements and reduce the cityscape to a fragile web-like form.

Working at this scale allowed me to incorporate a huge space, whilst exploring the intricacies and hidden areas which make up the whole.



1    Model

2   Exhibit

3    Exhibit in context