As the culmination of my explorations throughout the Berlin neighbourhood of Moabit, I created a collage map of the textures of the sidewalks that presented themselves. The map, as with all maps, is an abstraction of the sidewalk meant to convey the diversity of forms, materials and arrangements present, while also calling attention to patterns of texture at the city scale.
The map is an experiment in representation. Maps are typically based on the street abstracted to a solid line. The sidewalk, and the experience of walking, is something that is often not linear nor homogeneous, but instead meandering and flowing on a changing surface. The map takes the form of a surface over which one can visually move across textures continuously, with reference to important lines of orientation.