Road for the Future

Road for the Future February 2024

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.
22/09/2011

22/09/2011

Roman Soldier / Tourist

                                                                                                                                                         

22/09/2011

22/09/2011

Model of Powerstock Common (pre-intergalactic storm)  
16/09/2011

16/09/2011

The railway bridge could be an aqueduct; the hut, the Stazione di Termini; the entrances and exits to the Common, the city gates; the highest point on the Common, the dome of St. Peter’s; the disused railway, a roman road; the kiln, archaeological remains;

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.