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Series EN 001

on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:42
Batavia in the mid of 18th century
  1. Prelude

History always refers to unlimited space and time, a man, a group of man, a town, a collection of town, a building, an assembly of building, and all that flow to fill the life, the sketch of life.

Spatial History denotes human’s experience in changing times, alternating from one period to another period. Unrecorded and shaped occurrence but can be touched by the sense, a tinted and rewritten intuition, a series of sketch in space and time. That is why spatial history is not only about a cold and dead space, but long forgotten daily life. History uncover a closed episode, that is considered completed.

It was the people of Batavia who owned a dark spatial history from nowhere space, and out of human’s mind. In spatial history, an urban experience was constituted to be an intersection of various nations. It was spatial mystery that cannot be answered simply, because the intersection of various nation concerns a complex social and political issues. It needed a special method as if creaky wagon wheel looking for the most essential of human civilization

A Knitting space and time in history signifies a certain place that has a form, breath, even voice of a civilization, intersection various nations. The knitting can be adored or hated depend on the human’ experience. That’s why spatial history as a writing of human’s experience is relative. Unfortunately many spatial strories are buried by contemporary, arbitrarily bury the history so that people do not recognize them any more. Then civilization is disconnected from the space that gives it birth. The urban experience is to be no trace and people lives without knowing their origin. As a consequent, people forget their mother's womb, destroying the origin of which should be adhered to, as a guide to step forward.