The Map is Not the Territory


Project Description

An archeologist studies past cultures through artifacts. Before an excavation begins, the site is surveyed with aerial mapping. The land is divided into square areas in order to map the location where artifacts are found. The locations create a spatial relationship that provides knowledge about the past in a volumetric form. The following project is an exploration of a habitable artifact that is situated in a larger field of infinite objects. The objects are excavated and filtered through interior and exterior conditions within a 24’ x 24’ x 24’ volume of intervention. This process looks at the layers of a site, both horizontally and vertically. The artifacts can be mapped within the map of a site, which is within the map of a larger area we inhabit. A map of the territory exists within the site and within the artifacts obtained from the site.