Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Sensing the City

Southeast - London connecting Isle of Dogs to Greenwich

Southeast - London connecting Isle of Dogs to Greenwich

North Entrance - Island Gardens 

South Entrance  - Greenwich


Since 1902

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel was originally built in 1902. The purpose of the tunnel was to provide reliable all-weather access by local residents to the London shipyards and docks on the north side of the Thames.


EXPLORING THE TUNNEL

Tunnel Thoughts - a 14m deep patch which allow tourists or residents to cross the river Thames. 
Fresh, warm, short and timeless are the best words to describe this word full of life. 
Musician feel the white walls with their tones, kids scream to ear the echo of their voice all over the tunnel and skater and cyclist don't cross it at the speed of light.
After hours exploring the tunnel and observing a few factores could define his habitantes, a few respect rules and most of them spend less then 2min in it. 

 

Experimental soundless motion through the tunnel


Pecha Kucha Greenwich Foot Tunnel download here

Research about movement in photography 

Henri Cartier Bresson -

 

Methodology/Camera settings

Speed

  • 2"
  • 4"
  • 8"

Aperture

  • F22

ISO

  • 200

Lens

18mm -55mm

  • Fixed at 18mm

 

How does environment influence our movement?

Do we move quicker in a cold place or a warm place?

Does the weather influence the how fast people move in the tunnel?

how look people moving if we stop everything for 2seconds?

Methodology definition

Methodology definition

Movement... Moving 

  • Express Something
  • Run
  • Move your body
  • Transmitting ideas and feelings
  • be fast, quick, slow
  •  feel free have the freedom
  • Create new opportunities
  • Not giving up
  • discovery/ explore

Moving through the Tunnel

A cold timeless door to an invisible moving world full of sound created by an infinity of fast and repetitive steps making their way toward the opposite door  .

The warm daily chaotic flow of people became nearly sealed away by early night hours. Cold, silence, echoes and minor rumours  take over the 370m link. 

 

Data Collection Phase II

Total of 126 photos across the tunnel

Sunday between 1pm and 4pm

Locations(inside the tunnel)

North - N10; N20; N25; N35; N45; N65; N69N77

South -S19; S25; S35; S45; S75


Data Visualisation - Research

http://www.christopheralgar.com/Data-Visualisation

http://blog.wanken.com/7644/typefaces-of-the-world-poster/3

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/06/50-great-examples-of-data-visualization/

2seconds gallery

4 seconds galley

8 seconds gallery

Work organisation

Work organisation

Decomposition of the word Movement/Moving

Decomposition of the word Movement/Moving

preparation for the data collection phase II

preparation for the data collection phase II

Experiment III  -  long exposure on cyclists

Experiment III  -  long exposure on cyclists

Layout experiment I

Layout experiment I

Layout Experiment II

Layout Experiment II

Layout - work in progress I

Layout - work in progress I

Ready to be presented

Ready to be presented

Data Visualisation final Layout

Data Visualisation final Layout

Title - 2" 4" 8" 1) Description Slow the time to 2s, 4s and 8seconds in the greenwich foot tunnel in order to observe the flow of people inside.   Can you imagine if the time slowed itself 2, 4 or 8 seconds? what would you be able to see? 2) Description Slow the time to 2” 4” 8” inside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and observe how the world around you changes, a cold and empty path became full of shades and lines.

Title - 2" 4" 8"

1) Description

Slow the time to 2s, 4s and 8seconds in the greenwich foot tunnel in order to observe the flow of people inside.  

Can you imagine if the time slowed itself 2, 4 or 8 seconds? what would you be able to see?

2) Description

Slow the time to 2” 4” 8” inside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and observe how the world around you changes, a cold and empty path became full of shades and lines.

Final presentation - Sensing the City_Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Final presentation - Sensing the City_Greenwich Foot Tunnel