n. ge·ni·us lo·ci (jē′nē-əs lō′sī′, -kē, -kī)
- The distinctive atmosphere or pervading spirit of a place – ambiance, ambience, atmosphere – a particular environment or surrounding influence.
- The guardian spirit of a place.
The boat is a point of connection between myself and the emotional and physical landscape. It helps me make connections between a personal involvement in a piece of industrial heritage (ie. the physical renovation of the boat) and different disciplines such as industrial/social/natural history and psychogeography. It’s the guardian spirit of my sense of place.