In the movie Everything is Illuminated, the main character Jonathan Safran Foer collects fragments as a way of remembering events, people, and places. Each piece is linked in his memory to a greater whole. I wanted to use a similar technique to map the city of Warsaw, using the fragments of each district as mnemonic links between the substance of the city, its history, and the experience of being there.
The first step was to assemble the material. I divided the city into districts based on known neighbourhoods and large dividing infrastructures.
I then went to each district, recorded my dominant impressions, and collected fragments.