O b s e r v i n g t h e W a l k
What: Observational exercise -people walking
When: Tuesday 16.08.11 3pm - 4pm
Where: Outside central station, opposite from railway square and the beginning of Pitt Street
The three main points I wanted to observe were:
1. what items are people carrying with them/on them while walking (this includes pockets of clothing, if they had any indication of being full)
2. what pace are people walking at -are they taking big steps, medium, small (keeping it in comparison to their body). Are people wanting to walk faster than they physically can?
3. what kind of footwear are people wearing
|My spot - I was sitting on that grass strip observing|
The city could definitely be a specific context, where people may not necessarily be walking for any other reason than to get from A to B, hence the full bags in tote, unlikely type of 'walking shoes' etc. Observing in a park or a beach, or a beach suburb could definitely give much different results. Will have to give that a go.