'An Alternative Map of Stonehouse' is a project that merges parkour and art in order to focus on freedom of movement within a built up urban space.
‘An Alternative Map of Stonehouse’ was created in response to the idea of using a space free of its associations. Parkour, a non- competitive sport that focuses on freedom of movement was used to map Stonehouse, an area within Plymouth. The project tests the boundaries of conventional maps as it focuses on freedom; yet control is inherent to the form it has manifested into, that of a map.
The map, alongside a basic Parkour ‘how to’ guide, was made into a booklet and left in various youth, art and sport sites around Plymouth. A free Parkour session was also offered to local residents where the maps were used to explore Stonehouse. The parkour spots have been chosen to be as accessible as possible and they are suitable for different ages, abilities, and those with limited mobility.