Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4936

Date

2017

Date of Award

4-19-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

Jennifer L. Thompson

Committee Member

Paula J. Myers

Committee Member

Anthony Kitsinger

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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