Architecture Thesis Studio 07

The Body Keeps the Score

Studio leader: Anthony Clarke

“We have learned that trauma in not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body”.

Using the work of Bessel Van Der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score) as a reference, this studio will seek to explore new methodologies, typologies and approaches for better understanding architecture’s role in the lived experiences of Trauma.

The brief for this studio will include the design of a ‘facility for movement and interaction’ exploring relationships of time, agency, rhythm, attachment, familiarity, safety, control, collaboration, courage, and what it means to feel alive.

The objective of this studio is to challenge our existing architectural processes and current modes of reference. This studio will draw heavily from external disciples including Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Sociology to test new methods of communication, language, and architectural delivery. This

Thesis studio was run by Anthony Clarke (BLOXAS)

Image: ‘Losing Myself’ Niall McLaughlin Architects. 2016

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