Authors/Contributors

Andres Pastoriza

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Summer 1998

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

folklore, narrative, architectural narrative, education, experience, symbolism, signs in architecture, architecture and folklore, identity, cultural identity, Dominican Republic, museum design

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"This thesis examines the ability of architecture to educate through experience. Architecture creates environments which represents the history, folklore, and tradition of a region by way of semantics. individuals interact with the building and become part of it by providing their knowledge and recollection of the signs and symbols. Through the representation of symbols and the recreation of events, the building evokes the collective memory of the individuals who experience them. Folklore relies heavily on experience, as does architecture. The interaction of event, program, space, and form result in architecture that provides all the elements necessary to educate folklore. By representing folklore, the spaces become educational tools that house educational activities within."

Additional Information

Advisors: Liz Melendez / Christopher Gray / Werner Seligmann

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