Location of 8 sites in the Northlake area of Seattle visited during initial sensory exploration of "neighborhood."
A) View of empty courtyard at Quadrant's Lake Union Center
B) Potholes along the largely industrial Northlake Way
C) A small segment of steel tracks, perhaps used by industry at the Gasworks
D) Post-industrial open space meeets city views at Gasworks Park
E) Recreation and commuting along a former railbed the Burke-Gilman Trail
F) Public entry point to Lake Union used by Ducks and other power boats
G) Historic images at waterfront pocket park
H) New high-end dorms along with trail and street improvements.
How does one touch a place? a space? a landscape? Often we "touch" our surroundings while moving through them, whether it be walking, riding, driving, paddling, flying or some means of propulsion. Can we "read" landscape by studying patterns of human and non-human movement? And, if so, what do these stories reveal about change and power in an urban setting?