Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Jennifer L. Thompson
Paula J. Myers
Oppression persists in the silencing of communities and individuals. Architecture can be complicit in, or combative towards, these oppressive forces. As a resistance to oppression, Vocal Architecture seeks to facilitate a shared understanding of individual and collective experiences. Through the exploration of identity in relationship to architecture, the need for Vocal Architecture is realized. Furthermore, the discovery of the psychological and physiological effects a space has towards a dehumanized individual can clarify the liberating components of Vocal Architecture. In designing The Eclosure, this thesis attempts to highlight the liberating aspects of Vocal Architecture as it relates to domestic violence survivors.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Espinoza, Ashley Dalila, "Vocal Architecture: Restoring Voice to a Silenced Community" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1637.