insites - a notebook
(Design, Limited Editions, Publications, residencies)


'The deep map attempts to record and represent the grain and patina of place through juxtapositions and interpenetrations of the historical and the contemporary, the political and the poetic, the discursive and the sensual; the conflation of oral testimony, anthology, memoir, biography, natural history and everything you might ever want to say about a place Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks.


design, arts, geographies, mapping, site-responsive, residency, research, environmental, place, process, participatory, collaborative


Caravanserai residency project


Research in Art, Nature and Environment



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With its gaps and slippages, the book is intentionally unfinished.

The book is an active object of enquiry, it is both aesthetic and functional - its blank pages offering space for input in recogniton of the evolving nature of the practice upon which it reflects.



interfaces of location and memory