Double-edge Tactile Maps and Speculative Geographies
in Plexing the Otiose Participant
Shaun Murray, 2012
The creation of a mandala, as a double-edge tactile map, requires many hours and days to complete. One edge cutting through the dominant ’theory chic’ of contemporary architecture and the other opening the way for a more dangerous conception of design.
Each mandala contains many notations that must be perfectly reproduced each time, to plex an otiose participant back into a contingent reality with themselves and with the ground. The image shows a participant making a mandala; as a tool for positioning themselves within.