Typologies: 3-17-18 Coatings/coverings; graffiti buffs; color/material matching (rehab); rates of renovation in response to weathering patterns; improvisational access; rhythm to pattern transitions (and vice versa) through movement Types of movement: knot tying; point/stop/look; sway; drift
Internal 3-17-18 For the day of surveying: responding to the idea of encoding the site; how the site describes it's own way of being mapped; creating maps versus drawing on maps; the subjectivity of the site
March 10, 2018 - Initial thoughts regarding collaboartive participation in wayfinding survey #1. (Jim, Annie, Baron, Kylie and Megan) From Baron: "To learn to think the thought of being between things." Observations from all indicate a need for articulated markers, using vertical and horizontal variations, possibly diagonal. Other options are on the table. From discussion - the idea of a waterline strategy. Views from markers to buildings. Markers and directional pointers. System that indicates movement (alignments under Forester) Openings, accesses, restrictions, porosity.
Rhizome examples: lateral spreading plants like bamboo, growth perpendicular to gravity, mycelium, wasp and orchid, oral history, the underground railroad, social media, maps, highway systems
**Mapping** KCDC trying to define *Corridors* as "complete streets" except there are only segments in the WB no complete streets, so therefore had to refer to an old map to define the site with *corridors*. Maps are an attempt at objectifying an area, but exists as a guide for how to understand and a record of having interpreted the place/versions of the site. This project looking at a correlation between mapping and experience of the site. Walking as exploring and experiencing the site. Map to walking, walking to map. Conversational, map of conversation between map and site. Place-finding aspect of investigating place, walking as exploring subjective nature of experience. The "system of public-placing" are the tools (derived from systems in the site, way-finding, things that could seem like way-finding like punctuation of color) that help Jim experience or develop memory in the site. Using map making or way-finding as a starting point to open up experience instead of a conclusion of site.
**Markers:** Signalling the zones of the Echoes App, placing and mapping, in collaboration with the site, augmenting the composition of the site with color and the visual language of functionality, way-finding that looks at the process of understanding the nature of the site, without expectations of destination. sounds are collaborating with visual frequencies of the site I am influenced by the graphic presentation of site information of the KCDC students, looking at the nature of the *representation* of information. Systemic look at a variety of layers and making connections and distinctions in the sites, revealing what the site is about. Emphasizes the process of revealing the site as a passive augmentation of the nature of the site, without conclusion, but forming specific kinds of memories, triggering memories that survive and resonate later with changes taking place.
Union Office is the studio of James Woodfill. These projects are a product of various collaborations in Union Office as part of Woodfill's participation on the West Bottoms Reborn project with Kansas City Design Center under an NEA Ourtown Grant.