pop culture, ritual, temple, belief
Our lives are defined by the things we surround ourselves with. They captivate our thoughts, moods, and desires, but besides their ability to transfix us, they posses a power to transform us. They can shape our needs, values, and behaviors. They ultimately leave us with transformative experiences that provide and enforce within us our beliefs. The rise in prominence of pop culture as a force in shaping the way in which people see and confront the world has meant that our attachments are as disparate and ubiquitous as ever. We communicate and enforce that which we hold close by the acts that we commit ourselves to, these actions take the form of rituals.
This thesis contests that a ritual is not only limited to the realm of the religious or spiritual but can be seen as any embedded practice evident in our everyday lives that communicates meaning and legitimizes belief. The thesis ultimately wants to explore how rituals can be reduced to their most basic actions and expressions and seeks to create a system to accommodate a world with a rapidly changing system of beliefs and subsequently its rituals.
Wilcox, Dabota, "Any Given Sunday" (2016). Architecture Thesis Prep. 320.
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