Wild Green Belt
Team South East embarked upon a 24 hour expedition though the Metropolitan Green Belt, limited to public transport. The objective: To traverse through Greater London, Essex and Kent, endeavoring to discover the subtle differences between these realms, and to observe what happens when breaching these green belt boundaries.
Is escapism a bad thing and is it enabled or inhibited by the Metropolitan Green Belt? Does over-protection of the Green Belt represent a coping mechanism for our ongoing societal grapples with nature?
Echoing the passivity of surveillance footage alongside a disorientating realigned soundtrack, the short film constructs the illusion of getting lost – the true escape.
The Daily Telegraph has an interactive google map (and, more importantly, downloadable GIS data) for the whole of England’s Green Belt. Here’s the link.