This thesis explores the inherent relationship between program type and architecture, hypothesizing that type is made up of unique principles, patterns, and sequences that serve as influntial reference towards architectural form, expression, and solution.
The program focuses on experimental art and performance, examining the ritual of theater and the fundamental relationship betwen performer and public. While traditional performing arts provide formal divisions in the ritual, experimental art serves as counterpoint in that it requires the public to enter the performer's realm for participation as part of the experimentation process.
The project explores the convergence and interaction of the two realms, and focuses on the celebration of movement through the component sequence of passage, threshold, and exchange. Architectural resolution comes through emphasizing certain and bridge as ordering elements that assemble the physical building into a stage set, facilitating connections and overlaps of the participants as the catalyst for the event ritual.
University of Minnesota M.Arch.thesis. March 2013. Major: Architecture. Advisor: J. Stephen Weeks. 1 computer file (PDF); iii, 75 pages, appendices A-C.
Blank, Scott Allen.
City as Theatre: an architecture of passage, the center for innovative art Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
Content distributed via the University of Minnesota's Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor.