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Mapping the bridges of the part of the Grand Union Canal (Old) from Foxton Locks to Glen Grand. Due to the relative absence of other human inter… Read More
Mapping the bridges of the part of the Grand Union Canal (Old) from Foxton Locks to Glen Grand. Due to the relative absence of other human interventions in visual proximity to the canal - at this specific part of it - bridges stand as one of the major human interventions. The construction date of each subsequent bridge (in spatial terms) along the canal do not follow a time sequence, as it would be expected. Each bridge is found to be constructed on a date extrinsic to the conterminous one. This project aims on tracing the changes and the evolution through time, displaying the construction dates of bridges, the routes that they serve/create as well as the “connecting points”. Each layer depicts the bridges of the canal at a different point in time. The dates were selected according to the construction dates of bridges that have been found during the research. The number of bridges demonstrates a logical rise through time as a result of the increased habitation and population in proximity to the canal. As the construction date of each subsequent bridge along the canal do not follow a time sequence and due to the relative absence of other human interventions in visual proximity to this specific part of it, as explained earlier, a route along the canal could be described as a journey back and forward in time, according to the bridge one encounters. Each human intervention on space - bridge - collapses the space and time continuum, an idea influenced by Quantum Theories of Observer Created Reality (observation do not only creates the current observed reality but also the past). Read Less
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