city of the (re)orientated

DETACHMENT from the city’s multitude of distractions is only possible in small oases of isolation in ‘City of the (Re)Orientated’. The map has long been useless in this city whose streets are continually reshaped by their walkers, vendors, sponsors, hobby street-artists and salvation-sellers.

In this anthill of possibilities only the most elastic orientation software can direct the city’s inhabitants through its myriad of shifting, tangled streets. As the city’s private dwellings connect to this mobile space, more parks, institutions and cinemas detach themselves from mobile invasion.

Two interdependent territories grow back to back: the first is a mobile, shifting space that is intent on becoming ever more stimulating, responsive and distracting. In the shadows of the mobile territory grow the immobile spaces. They become ever more out-of-reception and are intent on appealing to the focussed eye.