Mapping Transformation and Embodiment 
Critic: Thomas De Monchaux

Drawings Made at GSAPP, Columbia University

Part 1:

In these series of drawings, I map incoming people and their movement between different zones of the park. Each line represents a person. The deviation of a line from the region of the diagram to another represents the person moving from one zone to another. A vertical division represents a time interval of 5 minutes. Therefore, through this system, I am able to track the movement of people through particular zones over a period of time. I expanded this series to mark the movement of people between 6 am and 6:30 am, 9 am and 9:30 am, and 12 pm to 12:30 pm during the same day.

Part 2:

The drawing on the left marks reconfiguring my own accommodation at the time to a given program of a philosopher’s hut. The reconfiguration focuses on developing 3 distinct areas and experiential stairs that speeds up or slows down one’s movement depending on the area they’re moving towards. The (axonometric) diagram on the right maps how long the philosopher might spend in one room based on an assumed daily schedule. Each layer represents a time interval of 15 mins. This process allows to closely look at the role of the experiential stairs proposed in the previous concept.

Part 3: 

For the final drawing of the series, the assignment evolves towards utilising lessons about architectural order learnt from the previous set of drawings. In this case the use of stairs to encourage users to works towards conceptualizing three different spaces with uniquely designed experiential stairs that direct users to speed up or slow down depending on the content of each exhibit space.