After a series of meetings and conversations where we and our mentors, Mike McCall and Kathy Cogan, discussed possible directions for our rooftop study, we decided that we should instead allow our project to evolve organically. Rather than setting a strict initial objective and program, we are beginning by visiting and documenting rooftops all over San Francisco with open minds.
Some notes and guiding ideas from those meetings:
"By exploring the rooftops of San Francisco, we endeavor to develop a methodology for evaluating the rooftop as a site."
"We will 'map' the topography of San Francisco's rooftops in a new and original way, without preconceived rules, using intuition as a guide, to determine a purpose or intention for our exploration."
Based on our experiences, we will develop our own rules and methodologies for documenting our observations and expressing our ideas.