Models and Staying Found

A pensive shot for a pensive day thinking about how to guide an audience through a performative experience using Towson’s campus as a backdrop.  What I’m wondering is how to give this seemingly boring, unsexy location new life by looking at its past lives and navigating the present.  I have this bad habit of often overlooking my immediate surroundings in favor of the flashy, fresh, new thing (see Grass is Greener Syndrome).  What is it like to stay put for a while and really take in what’s going on here?

The model on the table is a rough construction of one of the most intriguing sites on campus (to me) re-imagined as a battlefield processional complete with rope bridge.  In the photo, I’m probably explaining one of the my many ideas for sectioning off space giving the audience a choice between different paths to take.

The business of mapping paths begins!  I’ve already downloaded the Map My Run app and have brushed up on my navigational skills through Staying Found, the complete compass and map handbook by June Fleming.

Navigational tips?  Leave them in the comments!

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