Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

memory, memorials, Chicago, architecture, commemoration

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

Situated in Chicago, IL, the process of commemoration will be realized as a set of architectural pavilions, each reconstructing a critical moment from the city's past. Said events will be selected for their influence on Chicago's development and should be commemorated on the sites at which they occured. As a series of episodes throughout the city, the architecture will emphasize the interdependence of present and past events, of memory and perception, and of collective memory and architectural experience.

The goal is not to replace our understanding of collective memory, but through fostering an awareness of self and one's relationship to the past and site, to distinguish memory as an entity distinct from representation and objectification.

Additional Information

Advisors: Randall Korman / Jean-Francois Bedard

Source

Student Submission

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