Authors/Contributors

Lauren Hackett

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

surrealism, experience, urban planning, city, fragmentation

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Description/Abstract

"The concept of the experience becomes relevant in the surrealist view of the city. It is one that has been embraced by the situationists in their concept of the derive. The psychological understanding of urban space can supersede the retinal understanding of rationalized space. The search for truth within the city is what guides a civilization toward absolutism.

In treating the city as a field for discovert and the formulation of ideaas and pure thought, urban space enters a realm of surreality."

Additional Information

Advisors: Francisco Sanin / Sinead MacNamara

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