Aidan Smith

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Train of Thought

Train of Thought explores the way in which landscapes express their past through the forms and functions revealed on site. The project draws on the theory of Landscape & Memory to explore Memory as distinct from History or Heritage. Memory is susceptible to influence. Our recollection of past events is determined by our encounters between them – each a frame to view the next. If places could talk what would they say? What stories lay buried beneath the layers?

By extending The Goods Line through the Central to Eveleigh Corridor, my aim is to develop a landscape that responds to and expresses the site’s history and memories by engaging with the existing urban fabric and local community. By developing a landscape that has the ability to express a personal story for the users who interact with the site, the landscape can become embedded into the community and continue its story into the future.