Authors/Contributors

Nashwah Ahmed
Prerit Gupta

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Degree

B. ARCH

Date

Spring 2020

Keywords

ad hoc, agency, context, emancipation, equality estrangement, exclusion, excess, icons, incomplete, parafiction, tension, zones of exception and inclusion

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

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.

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