An Alternative Map of Stonehouse / A5 Booklet / 2014
An Alternative Map of Stonehouse was created in response to the idea of using a space free of it’s associations. Parkour, a non- competitive sport that focuses on freedom of movement, was used to map Stonehouse (Plymouth). The project tests the boundaries of conventional maps as it focuses on freedom; yet control is inherent to the form of a map.
The map, alongside a basic Parkour ‘how to’ guide, was made into a booklet and left in various youth, art and sport sites around Plymouth. A free Parkour session was also given to local young residents and the maps were used to explore Stonehouse.
With many thanks for all their help:
Luke Pitcher (Graphic Designer) http://lukepitcher.co.uk/
Kyle Perkins (Parkour Coach) http://www.parkourexperience.co.uk/
Project supported by RIO