Date of Award
Master of Architecture
There is a loss of individuality found within our culture today that is primarily due to the overload of hyperreality presented via the media. We have created a labeling system; immediately judging a person on their appearance rather than taking the time to get to know them. The highest level of this can be found in the fashion industry where models lose themselves in order to become blank canvases on which designers display their work. They are intended to fade away in order to better display the collection. This thesis is an exploration of process, finding an understanding and awareness of self through a spatial journey, where one experiences each element of design. Japanese design philosophies were incorporated throughout to create intervals in the spatial journey - forming a shift from an external, high density focus of perfection and hyperreality to one of introverted reflection and awareness of self.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Skrabut, Ashley Marilyn, "Finding Awareness Through Process: The Restoration of the Flaneur" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1396.