The project seeks to re-contextualise territory as a positive behaviour: territorializing as an
act that perhaps helps us to become more environmentally aware. As, for instance, in the
case of allotments - where [we] are
personally responsible for a small plot of land. Could
this (micro) accountability/duty be
extended and protracted to foster a broader communal
responsibility for the wider landscape and environment?
By engaging in this issue as a designer, I am able to view territory through a more objective
or speculative lens - temporarily suspending its modernly inherent negative associations with
colonialism and warfare. In recent times, there has been a larger sense of personal dislocation
alongside increased migration and globalism. Within this project, I seek to work at the
intersection of the two primary concerns of [our] generation: environment + identity. The
potential beneficiaries of the project could either involve
[A]: a more focused user-group of
families that are in possession of land they do not inhabit (satellite owners) or
[B]: a more
universal user-group (everyone). I have begun to devise a surveillance tool to identify my
target audience. Would these users [approach me] for the service as if it were a product or
or would it be [offered to] or [imposed upon] them? The project will sit
somewhere on a scale between spectacle + service.
I imagine the projected form of the project will ultimately be a combination of both
+ artefact. The
service will be an iteratively developed/evolved land
interrogation conference for families or individuals. The
artefact will perhaps be a
more universally applicable product that materially explores a parallel between
+ geology.