'Memory Maps' presented 2012.04 at Heyri MOA Gallery (South Korea)
Density means walkability and the simplicity with which we are able to go from point A to point B and everyplace in between, by simply walking. Walkability in the city promotes many benefits in heath, the environment amongst other advantages as we go about our daily routines as urban dwellers. The investment in sidewalk/ infrastructures as well as a cities public presence lends itself (perhaps in favorable climates as well) to walking.
Density curiously promotes an ease of mind change- quick shifts in last minute choices to go left or right. Habit can give way to chance and experience unfolds in the unexpected. The recollection of these journeys, piece by piece, as we reflect upon the places we've walked or commuted by foot, shape our perceptions in place.
There is a liberating side to walkable cities.