Deconstructing Fosters Newsagents
This is a very rough mock up to show how the content might work within a book, was mainly just a test to learn coptic stitching. Below I’ve written a small synopsis on the project, sorry about the quality of the shots, they were quickly taken on my phone.
Biotopology looks at our relationship with other beings, objects and the context/space around us and plays a large part in society and culture. We can use systems/methods to breakdown the invisible architecture (architectural bodies) that surrounds us, breaking down the architectural body and ones landing sites allows us to examine how we navigate around the space, understand the effects it can have on us.
This is exactly what I intend to do with Fosters Newsagents. Throughout my whole childhood this shop has affected me and many others, effecting the way we navigate around the space, the tactile objects we pick up and interact with, the conversations we have and of course the memory we take away with us.
The book will be an intensive investigation of the shop, from entrance to exit. I’ll be de-constructing the overload of stock and colour, analysing the layout, scale and categorisation of stock, feeding through dialog of conversations and including a full ist of the stock as an index.
The visual direction of the book will be documented through close up photography of each section and sub section of the store, echoing the order and disorder through the uses of layout, colour, orientation, format and texture.
Look out for an update on this project soon.