T E X T


The workroom T E X T looked at how words, both spoken and written, help to define a place. We explored the notion that through our own utterances we give ourselves a voice, an identity, within the city whilst also giving permanence to our thoughts. Through walking the streets up and around the University we looked at this area’s unique composition in terms of what can be read and extracted from the landscape. The idea that an area’s sense of place is composed by the narratives left behind was important: stories continually added to, interchanging trajectories which forever merge and split, ending and starting anew. We added to this shifting narrative by walking through the area and by doing so rewrote our own definition of the city.  



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“I say that a man must be serious with the  serious," he says [Laws, vii, 803l. "God alone is worthy of supreme seriousness, but man is made God's plaything, and that is the best part of him. Therefore every man and woman should live life accordingly, and play the noblest games and be of another mind from what they are at present....

Life must be lived as play, playing certain games, making sacrifices, singing and dancing, and then a man will be  able to  propitiate the gods,  and  defend  himself against  his enemies, and win in the contest."(de Certeau?)