Map in Steps

In Map in Steps (2013-14) we explore how body movements change perception of space. The concept is made in cooperation with Mille Jørgensen.

Allan Clausen and Peter Vadim. Still from film.

Our and other participant’s body movements have in this process made new narratives of chosen places, which is documented on film.

Still from the film Lamps, Rails and Ruderal Species. On the photo Allan Clausen and Peter Vadim

The films are used in my thesis in landscape architecture where I explore how the meeting between body and space can be used in spatial analyses.

The thesis is available here

In the film ‘The meaning of lamps, rails and ruderal species’ we play with what appears as an abandoned and intimidating place in Copenhagen. The intention is to show other qualities of the place and hopefully discover new potentials.

Still from the film Lamps, rails and ruderal species. On the photo: Morten Sarkisian
Still from the film Lamps, Rails and Ruderal Species. On the photo: Peter Vadim

In the film four people meet and their stories intertwine with each other and the place.

In another film Break in the Promenade we investigate a space in the inner city of Copenhagen that is supposed to attract companies, expensive flats and tourists. Like this it has another narrative than the spaces in the first film, but in many ways the space is intimidating because of the vast distances dominated by uninviting office buildings.

Still from the film Break in the Promenade. On the photo: Bodil Gümoes, Dennis Agerblad and Susanne Judson
Visual made of images from the film Break in the Promenade

In a third film Stepping Out of Place we explore a larger area in the same neighborhood.

Below are visuals that emerged during the film making. They show suggestions for a more pedestrian friendly area. 

Map of pedestrian paths in the area

Supported by University of Copenhagen