This antithesis challenges the current definition of university thesis through a speculative extension of the Grand Tour and Travel Journal. It does so via combining analogue and digital techniques which analyze and document a ‘reality’ of physical place while building familiarity of place. London is a black square, a new beginning; an enigmatic living city of complexities to grow familiar with through actively observing, participating, and documenting from within. This ever-growing documentation of perceived reality exists as a Wunderkammer of curious objects, events, and environments. This collection will begin to mimic or parallel London as a speculative NoPlace with particular events, inhabitants, edifices, and qualities.
Project documentation and representation exist both mechanically and digitally. Wunderkammer collection methods will include: pen, ink, pencil, photograph, video, film, animation, 3D models, text, and objects. Speculative methods of design utilize cut-ups, montage, collage, composites, and analytique in order to build a new familiarity of NoPlace.
 Facade Nonaptych for an eventual NoPlace
Below are facade studies for a NoPlace. The construction of each facade mimics methods of familiarization and memory, or recollection via categorical similarity. These facades are created using a combination of software techniques, taking items from my Wunderkammer and flattening them in the two dimensional space of the digital screen. This flattening acts as a digital-aesthetic [de]-familiarization in order to offer new potential readings of place; the digital additive and subtractive squeegee and scraper of Richter. Items used to construct each facade drawing include: photographs, still-frames from video, hand sketches, software generated textures, and images from the internet.