dordolla - metro

One group of paths, clustered around the village itself, resembles a flower: with this project the human desire to find shape and purpose out of chance and chaos was ever-present. A careful contour line picked through careless hazel has meaning and comfort. 

The Dordolla Metro was also developed as a way of creating new interactions with forgotten 'destinations', read more here


The Place Between obsesses with the restless change of landscape, this book looks at continuation.

Index is a mapping of the area that aims to document and preserve old place names as well as encouraging the use of pathways to keep them open. Without such passing these paths quickly succumb to the blank wild of the newly-grown forest (perhaps itself less beautiful or intriguing with nobody there to see it?) and it would seem a loss if the long memories of these human ways and their meanings were slowly erased from the landscape. 

The mapping takes the form of two drawings - one looking east and one west - of the mountains rising up from the river, with the paths then laid out across them almost as constellations, joining up the various place names as best they can given the steep terrain. 

Every place, river or mountain detailed in the drawings is then illustrated alphabetically by a photograph that, as well as attempting to record it's main features, also tries to create a small sense of grandeur for these places, unforgotten, for what they were but also for what they are. They are human places by their very naming alone:

Palis d'arint, Insomp i plans, Curmiran, Pustot...


Index è una mappatura dell'area di Dordolla che intende documentare e preservare i nomi di vecchi luoghi oltre ad incoraggiare l'uso dei sentieri per poterli mantenere aperti. Ogni luogo, fiume o montagna particolareggiato nei disegni è poi illustrato alfabeticamente da una fotografia che, oltre a tentare di documentare il suo principale carattere, prova anche a creare un piccolo senso di grandezza per questi luoghi, indimenticabili, per ciò che erano ma anche per quello che sono. Sono luoghi umani solo perché è stato dato loro un nome.