Street-Scape is a contextual visualisation of an urban environment. The walking direction of people in the street is plotted in one direction on the 5 minute timeline to make their relative distances between each other more apparent. The visualisations are rendered in a way that produces people walking 5km/h (average walking speed) with original proportions, everyone moving faster thinner and everyone slower respectively wider. Street-Scape renders the captured people anonymous while revealing their demographic qualities such as their approximate age and gender. Thus, presenting the relative amount of children, grown-ups, older people, bikers, etc in a particular location during the visualised time.

Locations

Nanba (sidestreet)
Osaka, Japan
10:59–11:04
November 5, 2012

Lai Tänav
Tallinn, Estonia
11:45—11:50
August 27, 2013

Aleksanterinkatu
Helsinki, Finland
15:50—15:55
July 23, 2013

Wien Westbahnhof
Vienna, Austria
15:45—15:50
October 8, 2013

Pohjoisesplanadi
Helsinki, Finland
16:26—16:31
July 23, 2012

Kurfürstendamm
Berlin, Germany
17:30—17:35
July 20, 2013

Shibuya Station Bridge
Tokyo, Japan
19:09—19:04
November 29, 2012

Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo, Japan
19:45—19:50
November 30, 2012

Donaulände
Linz, Austria
11:11—11:16
May 10, 2013

Schlosspark Charlottenburg
Berlin, Germany
16:05—16:10
July 19, 2013

Information

Street-Scape is an on-going project by Jaak Kaevats resulting in visualisations of various urban contexts. So far the street-scapes include: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Seoul, Berlin, Vienna, Linz, Budapest, Munich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn.

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Street-Scapes are available as limited edition
60 × 120 xm Lambda colour photograph prints.
For more information and ordering,
please e-mail: collection@kaevats.org

Project press-kit with additional information and high resolution photos is available on request.

Exhibitions & Presentation:
2014 / Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 / Ars Electronica: Total Recall, Linz, Austria
2013 / Best Off 2013, Linz, Austria
2013 / Street-Scape, Bucharest, Romania
2013 / S. Artum, Trbovlje, Slovenia
2013 / Interface Cultures Lab, Linz, Austria
2012 / IAMAS OS, Ogaki, Japan

References & Media:
The Atlantic, Phillips Livable Cities, El País, Art & Science Journal, Ars Electronica, It's Nice That, Toronto Open City Projects, The Urbanist Chronicle, Plan Melbourne, City Forward, Canada Walks.