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Graduation Project 2013

Wieke Alberts

Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Public space

Lost Roads

Our travelling range has expanded considerably over the decades. Instead of many smaller roads, we now have expansive motorways which cut through the landscape like a knife. Comparing a current road map with one dating back 100 years, Wieke Alberts went to find out what had happened to the old roads. While many of them have disappeared, they have left traces in the surroundings. This project is a monument to these lost roads: the paving, shaped like fragments of the old routes, forms a walkway. A physical reminder and a re-appreciation of a smaller scale of life.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Lisa Klappe