Date of Award
Master of Architecture
James F. Williamson
Pamela J. Hurley
Michael K. Chisamore
Due to a lack of emotional and visual character, many examples of current architecture are identity-deicient, failing to communicate their communities’ values. Identity loss is an issue for all humans, as places are remembered based on their distinctions, creating memory and recalling memory later in a solitary space. Heritage is coded in symbols. Some of these symbols are created consciously yet have unconscious effects. Most of symbols are forms, shapes, and colors that generate speciic reactions in the psyche, unconsciously, in the form of habits and beliefs. All these patterns of experiencing are layers of history, shared with all of humanity. I suggest the conscious use of these physical forms and symbols to create identiiable and memorable spaces in the user’s subconscious. The design aims to engage the user’s subconscious in order to create an opportunity of interconnectedness between the user and the space – ultimately, to reclaim universal self identity.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Al Jassani, Karrar Ihsan Ali, "Rebuilding Community Through The Use of Archetypes" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1371.