The Energy of the City
Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy (and our discussions today), document and investigate, through text and image - this idea of energy, flow and transformation through the city.
The Impact of Energy Flow on Transformation through the City
Energy flow and transformation through the city are very connected, by time, growth and change. The urban city environment is an excellent example of energy flow. People affect the environment, and it is changing or transforming. The transformation happens because of energy flow. There are many systems of flow such as information flow, traffic, ideas, industries, and others. Andy Goldsworthy talks about the impact of sheep on the landscape. In places of Scotland where sheep grazed for some time there are no trees. I think people impact the cities similarly. In some ways people are as brutal as sheep. In cities, there are not much natural life left, as animal life, plant life, nor clean air and water. Some people use the land and its resources thinking only about their profit. Depositing of toxic gasses into the air causes air pollution and dumping waste into the water endangers water quality and causes extinction of water creatures. It is a circle; people affect the environment, the environment affect people. The energy flow is always there, runs in a circle, affecting and transforming its surrounding.