Football Game Space
Strangeharvest posts a smart and fascinating essay about the history of football fields:
Sometimes the goals would be the balcony of the opponents' church. The whole landscape became transformed into game-space. Houses, agriculture, sites of worship lost their everyday meaning and became an abstract terrain whose qualities impact the possibilities of game play.
The post also has beautiful illustrations projecting this history back into contemporary boundary markings of football fields. It's a kind of immediate refictionalization of history that we love: research with material effects.
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