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        • Narrative Walking as a Research Method
          42 Hours across a Terrain Vague

        Abstract
        The last two decades have seen a growing interest for in-between spaces within cities’ fabrics, or for what Ignasi de Sola-Morales pointed to in 1995 as terrains vague. But the terrain vague, often found amid inhabited areas, between neighbourhoods or neighbouring boroughs and towns, isn’t merely abandoned space nor is it only awaiting development, as the general understanding would have it: a terrain vague is an as constitutive part of the city as is built land and it is through its representation, as this article will argue, that it can actively participate within the understanding of past inhabitation or uses, within the imagination and narrative of a city’s development, and within our acceptance of what constitutes a proper urban landscape. Following a documentation project leading to a 42-hour walk across the island of Montreal, this article shows how a terrain vague takes many shapes and sizes but always tells a story of another city, one that has been forgotten or one that has not yet taken shape. It is a narrative space, more than an abandoned one.
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        Citation
        Lévesque, C. (2017). Narrative Walking as a Research Method. 42 Hours across a Terrain Vague. Narrating Urban Landscapes, OASE, (98), 116–118. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/98/Narrativewalkingasaresearchmethod
    1. 01/02/2018
      OASE #98 presented at the University of Greenwich, London

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    9. 26/07/2017
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