Trying to provide a static definition for “projection” is a futile endeavour for its power, as a tool, lies in this very ambiguous nature. This is the nature that we must tap into and ultimately use to challenge the design of existing cities.
If we understand that the city is not a singular, static surface, rather that it is a complex tapestry woven together by an array of experiences, spaces and limits, it is impossible to expect a singular, orthographic projection, in other words, a map, to capture the city’s nuances. However, the introduction of a third axis can be used to reveal its true form. Through presenting the space, the third dimension allows us to enter the city differently every time. These acts of entering are made possible through the act of projection, and hence it is vital that we study ways to stimulate and aid projection for it to advocate the transformation and re imagination of cities that we inhabit.