“Debord’s map images a fragmented city that is both the result of multiple restructurings of a capitalist society and the very form of a radical critique of this society. Its figuration of a type of inhabiting is simultaneously related to and distinct from Fredric Jameson’s “aesthetic of cognitive mapping”, a concept most succinctly described in his classic article “Post-modernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.” Jameson concludes that fragmentations of urban spaces and the social body create the need for maps that would “enable a situational representation on the part of the individual subject to that vaster and properly unrepresentable totality which is the ensemble of the city’s structure as a whole.” (Tom McDonough, “Situationist Space”)

Exercise #1 - Maps of Places I have previously lived (as recalled from memory)

made some quick sketches, large amounts of discrepancies from reality and realisation that drawing involved many SPACE WARPS (map of kent ridge is decidedly flawed in too many ways as i havent been back to kent ridge in two years despite living there previously for four years). decided to draw roads as single lines because roads do not constitute “double lines” to me, they seem to be single-line paths, and i have always recorded map sketches in this way.

1. shacklewell lane, dalston

2. lordship road, stoke newington

3. kuok foundation house, kent ridge terrace
4. eusoff hall, kent ridge drive