Jennifer Bai

You Have to Walk to See.  A Speculative Guide of the Bruce Trail (Ontario)

Why are people drawn to nature?

Responding to a series of walks during the COVID era, this project proposes a new atlas, guide, and index of architectural interventions for the Bruce Trail.  By inhabiting walkscapes and imagining an index of human marks and navigations on an ancient and industrial landscape, I explore rest/play structures, viewpoints, modern ruins, and spaces of encounter.  A set of models and drawings question our connection to nature, our architectural agency, and different acts of conservation.

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