About

Place is made by movement. It is made by the movement of land, and earth, and water, and minerals. It is made by the movement of people, and ideas, and goods, and materials.

Usually, these movements happen slowly. They span geological ages. They stretch through hundreds of centuries. They link generation with generation.

Sometimes, though, these movements happen quickly. They occur in seconds or minutes. They reverberate over weeks and months. They speed through years and decades.

Disasters can accelerate time. They intensify the movements that make places.

This project explores towns and cities that have been destroyed, and created, by earthquakes, floods, and landslides.

It charts the disappearance of landmarks that have been buried, and traces their transformation into new sites and spaces.

It documents the evolution of communities that have come through catastrophe.

It maps the makings of earth in motion.