Balance of Urban Space

I decided to research the balance of urban space in the city of Warsaw (where my family originally comes from). I used coordinate-dots representing location and density to create a playful and unique pattern.

The history of any city becomes visible in its structure, in its roads, its architecture, its park names, and in whom its inhabitants decide to commemorate. The accumulation of certain institutions and monuments ‘reveal’ the true priorities of local governments. I accumulated and analysed the data [such as categories and GPS-coordinates] for this project myself. Additional city landmarks, such as parks, the Vistula river, and cemeteries have been added in order to make the identification of important locations easier. This project resulted in informative posters, a short movie, and an artistsbook, each providing a unique and more detailed perspective on the information.
colour coded dot representing the building type
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the GPS data of all the addresses of this kind of building or institution
what is being shown here?
 

Publication

The accompanying artists book offers detailed information about each category, with each individual topic and GPS data clearly presented. 
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An mobile application that function s as a cultural city guide through the city of Warsaw.
This mobile application B.O.U.S. (short of ‚Balance of Urban Space‘) serves as a guide that allows its user to explore the city of Warsaw. The categories of this app have a cultural, historical, and political focus. The user can choose between a variety of monuments, architectural buildings, and museums that explore the development of the city. Users can search for memorials by name or GPS-data, learn about each one of them in detail, be guided through the streets on a personalized tour, or simply explore the quantity of certain institutions. 

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Video

In addition I created an informative film that introduces the topic in an accessible way to the viewer.
Duration : 3,5 mins
© Sylvia Czachorowska 2020