Black tracking a landscape topology: extension to Boat Harbour
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Black Tracking a Landscape Topology: Extension to Boat Harbour is a path of personal experience and design utilizing both lived and geometric spaces of a design process. The practicum explores and applies landscape topology as a hermeneutic phenomenological approach for designing points along a rejuvenated rail corridor for visitors to engage with a cultural landscape. The Black Track design consists of a path that transects twenty six kilometres through a unique coastal landscape with nine specifically located and designed places intersecting with the layers of natural ecology, past industrial coal mining, and First Nations cultures. This project gathers exposed site elements and celebrates the spirit of place for a design that rehabilitates the rail-bed for a heritage trail experience. The trail reveals the unique cross section of this heritage landscape with subtle signals for experiential discovery design interventions that engage the dimensions of perception and place.