Notation timelines and the aesthetics of disappearance

Kamvasinou, K. 2010. Notation timelines and the aesthetics of disappearance. The Journal of Architecture. 15 (4), pp. 397-423.

TitleNotation timelines and the aesthetics of disappearance
AuthorsKamvasinou, K.
Abstract

Contemporary cities are frequently surrounded by transitional landscapes: ambiguous lands, non-places on the urban edge, commonly experienced under the condition of speed. Although variously shaped by processes of urbanisation, logistics of road engineering, safety and ownership, and local people's lives, for travellers such landscapes are usually perceived in a state of disappearance. This condition presents a major challenge for the traditional methods used in architecture and urban design. For designers interested in the organisation and design of such mobility routes for the engagement of the traveller, a method of scripting based on notation timelines would provide a helpful supplement to traditional master plans. This paper explores the development of such a method and its roots in time-based arts, such as dance, music and film, as well as in the recent history of architecture and urban design. It does so through the presentation of an experimental study based on a real route, the train journey from London to Stansted airport.

JournalThe Journal of Architecture
Journal citation15 (4), pp. 397-423
ISSN1360-2365
Year2010
PublisherRoutledge and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
FileKamvasinou_final_author_version_2010.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13602365.2010.507517
Publication dates
Published16 Aug 2010

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