desire paths.

desire paths.

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"the shortest distance between two points; a spontaneous mapping of our use of public space; evidence of an ongoing crime, committed by the masses; a pure expression of democratic will, the people manifestly having voted with their feet: a desire line is all of these."

"the shortest distance between two points; a spontaneous mapping of our use of public space; evidence of an ongoing crime, committed by the masses; a pure expression of democratic will, the people manifestly having voted with their feet: a desire line is all of these."

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these trees have been planted where the desire path would be.

these trees have been planted where the desire path would be.

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oaxaca august 2011. desire paths are developed by human footsteps. the path usually represents the shortest between an origin and destination.

oaxaca august 2011. desire paths are developed by human footsteps. the path usually represents the shortest between an origin and destination.

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the old bay path, 1900. "well before the pilgrims landed, the native americans of southeastern massachusetts had an extensive network of  well-worn trails, among them the old bay path shown [here]...  by 1637, the colonists had adopted the bay path as the main highway through kingston. eventually the route became a private road for the bradfords, then reverted back to a foot path..."

the old bay path, 1900. "well before the pilgrims landed, the native americans of southeastern massachusetts had an extensive network of well-worn trails, among them the old bay path shown [here]... by 1637, the colonists had adopted the bay path as the main highway through kingston. eventually the route became a private road for the bradfords, then reverted back to a foot path..."

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desire path (caminito de deseo), swalecliffe. photo by andrea pérez-hita.

desire path (caminito de deseo), swalecliffe. photo by andrea pérez-hita.

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