Landscapes of War

The third layer of evidence looks at large town-planning set-pieces from the late 1950s and early 1960s and compares them with graphic illustrations of the layout of the Western Front. At this scale, the projection emerges at the town-planning level where large communities and systems were with the help of maps and flow diagrams. The images here are less important than the attempt to grasp a landscape buried in mind, a lost world, by projecting its containing form onto drawing paper.

Purely speculatively, and in terms of psychobiology, the location of posited ‘map cells’ within the hippocampus may be linked to this line of enquiry into projection because the hippocampus is also strongly associated with the processing of long-term memory, and particularly of narrative episodes.