A string of thoughts
Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London
A tying of knots, a flight of stairs, a pencil of lines, a morning of hammers, a river of stories, a cluster of diamonds, a grid of maps, a twinkling of todays, an engagement of eyes, a journey of discoveries…
The cartography of string we created at GNH is both real and imagined, designed to guide your ascent on the staircase; the hammered nails and embroidery pins connected by threads that portray real places as strings of memory. A String of Thoughts is a journey of discovery embracing some of London’s iconic landmarks, its
connectivity and rich heritage.
Threads between abstracted thoughts and tangible places. Here we portray a city of transition: from original Ordinance Surveys guiding travelers in years gone by to heat maps charting interaction in the age of internet; an industrial revolution to one of technology; the unspoken conversations and bumping bodies of
strangers along the waterways and winding streets; the hustle of intersections and stations, from where Western Europe lies beyond.