backwynd, 2015

in collaboration with shirin omran

Backwynd ['bækwaɪnd];
Wynd is typically a narrow lane between houses. Most wynds are straight. The word derives from Old Norse venda ’to turn’, implying a turning off a main street, without implying that it is curved. In many places wynds link streets at different heights and thus are mostly thought of as being ways up or down hills.

Backwynd is located in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a straight lane neither going up nor down.