Another immersion exercise does as part of Art In Transit. As one of my first on-site interactions, I felt like just mapping it thoroughly would give me a good place to start.
Mapping a space is not just cartography in my mind; it's the way one experiences that space. As a person, I primarily rely on aural stimuli. So it was almost a natural next step for me to bring this to site.
These maps were made over a few consecutive days of observation at four different times of the day, in and around the site I was looking to enter.
You can see, as per the key, that a large part of Peenya is very loud even in the mornings. This doesn't make the space immediately outside the station very inhabitable.
As the day progresses, the sound doesn't die down, it almost just travels from one point to another.
Again, you can see that it's only travelling - not really making much of a difference to any pedestrian that can only experience space as a whole.
LEARNINGS - This mapping process brought me to some key conclusions.
1 - Any intervention outside the station would have to be something that gives the pedestrians a space to take a break from any and all of the effects that Urban Sprawl may have on them on a daily basis.
2 - Somehow, I would have to work around the loudness and the starkness of the space.
3 - Unforgiving as it may be, Peenya still serves as a centre for industrial work, hence seeing a lot of vehicular and foot traffic.