ad hoc, agency, context, emancipation, equality estrangement, exclusion, excess, icons, incomplete, parafiction, tension, zones of exception and inclusion
This thesis uses preexisting local phenomena in Dubai to construct a near-future scenario where political systems are exploited to demonstrate the politics of aesthetics and their ability to alter the context and its existing socio-economic infrastructure. By imposing unfamiliar forms and systems, familiar aesthetics are recast to redistribute the sensible and create a new reality out of underlying social, economic, and cultural power structures. As a result, form, composition, and aesthetics can begin to operate politically to uncover hidden realities and project alternative futures.
Ahmed, Nashwah and Gupta, Prerit, "Hidden Realities" (2020). Architecture Senior Theses. 466.
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