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.


Nanba (sidestreet)
Osaka, Japan
November 5, 2012

Lai Tänav
Tallinn, Estonia
August 27, 2013

Helsinki, Finland
July 23, 2013

Wien Westbahnhof
Vienna, Austria
October 8, 2013

Helsinki, Finland
July 23, 2012

Berlin, Germany
July 20, 2013

Shibuya Station Bridge
Tokyo, Japan
November 29, 2012

Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo, Japan
November 30, 2012

Linz, Austria
May 10, 2013

Schlosspark Charlottenburg
Berlin, Germany
July 19, 2013


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.
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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.