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Desire Lines
NDSM-Werf, Amsterdam, 2020


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Chalk markings act like a language or mark-making system, made in response to the use
and rhythms of outdoor and indoor spaces of NDSM Wharf. While being non-directional
and non-instructional, the markings give a new reading of the otherwise mostly unmarked
areas used freely by pedestrians, bikes and cars. Referring to ‘desire lines’ as informal
pathways created through the intuitive use of a space over time, the chalk lines fade over
time as people move over them.

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Photography by Luuk Kramer