Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thesis: Research Problem
Landmarks and historic sites throughout the city have become cliché and kitschy, overlooked and then delegated to the realm of tourism. The people, who work and live in the city, are in turn, disassociated from these spaces because they do not engage these sites in their everyday activities. By focusing on one of these detached environments, this thesis will respond to issues of memory, perception and the potential for the human activity of indigenous cultures to inspire new and vibrant relationships within these neglected spaces of the city. A series of installations will be developed that link and connect the tourist aspect of these environments with the everyday activities of the cities inhabitants.