Panoramic Narratives

I had lunch last week with Gina Lim,  a lecturer and associate at the Joint Center for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University to talk about visual anthropology. She is encouraging me to use panoramas for data collection on this trip. Rather than photograph the subject of interest she photographs the entire scene so we can evaluate why the space is used as such rather than just showing that the use exists. 

    Here's one example of a pop-up stall along Quirino extension located between two primary roads on an open empty lot. 

 

Here's one example of a pop-up stall along Quirino extension located between two primary roads on an open empty lot. 

 Tryon bike shop on a Friday night. Between a water purification station and an Egg Supplier the bikers waiting to be assisted by one of Tryon's veteran mechanics spill into the sidewalk. This block could be transformed to a street cafe as a biker hang out. I'm surprised mobile vendors haven't picked up on this area to sell fish balls and bbq. On JP Rizal, I also noticed many bikers using it as a transport corridor; not just recreational bikers, but construction workers, families transporting kids from school, and other commuters. This would be an ideal street for a protected bike lane, because it is 4 lanes wide and goes in the same direction for a majority of JP Rizal. I think this is why bikers use this street, because even though they share the space with cars, they are able to take over at least one lane. 

Tryon bike shop on a Friday night. Between a water purification station and an Egg Supplier the bikers waiting to be assisted by one of Tryon's veteran mechanics spill into the sidewalk. This block could be transformed to a street cafe as a biker hang out. I'm surprised mobile vendors haven't picked up on this area to sell fish balls and bbq. On JP Rizal, I also noticed many bikers using it as a transport corridor; not just recreational bikers, but construction workers, families transporting kids from school, and other commuters. This would be an ideal street for a protected bike lane, because it is 4 lanes wide and goes in the same direction for a majority of JP Rizal. I think this is why bikers use this street, because even though they share the space with cars, they are able to take over at least one lane. 

    Kids hang out on a bar of scaffolding by a construction site. Seems the construction blocks traffic and the street end becomes a small plaza space where people can gather.

 

Kids hang out on a bar of scaffolding by a construction site. Seems the construction blocks traffic and the street end becomes a small plaza space where people can gather.

 Students and neighborhood kids gather at this spot daily to practice dance routines and can still be found here at midnight. Different groups practice at different times, and I wonder how they arrange the use of this space. Often the scene attracts others who hang out on the fire trucks, side walk, or on their bikes. 

Students and neighborhood kids gather at this spot daily to practice dance routines and can still be found here at midnight. Different groups practice at different times, and I wonder how they arrange the use of this space. Often the scene attracts others who hang out on the fire trucks, side walk, or on their bikes.