Road for the Future

November 2018

Road for the Future

Road For The Future is a year long collaborative art project initiated by Anna Best around a historic Common and a decommissioned railway, now proposed as a Sustrans Trailway (for bicycles, horses, walkers, wheelchairs, buggies). This will provide access to what some locals call the deep dark heart of Dorset. Artists, architects, educators and conservationists are working concurrently in exploring and articulating our ideas about the countryside, contributing to the debate about its future development and sustainability.
14/09/2011

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14/09/2011

I’m in London, sporadically and remotely working on this project for Powerstock Common. I have over 250 photos and piles of notes, and an inaccurate model I made a few weeks ago using an A1 photocopy, green watercolour and clay. I also have various props I bought earlier in the summer with the Common in mind (with the common in mind), some fragments of video footage shot from my computer, and a contact mic. And I’ve been thinking about Rome, with links to the Common, other recent projects and the desire to be somewhere I’m not.