Subject/surface: Redressing the architectural body
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The body is the origin from which architecture necessarily extends. This thesis operates in the apparent chasm between the ideal body that organizes architecture and the bodied subject that ultimately experiences architecture. Contextualizing the schematic architectural figure (the drawn, the dimensioned body) as a construct of both historical architectural convention and a contemporary cultural condition that is rooted in identities of difference and multiplicitous subjectivities, it deploys a series of reproduced bodies which confront--materially, tectonically, culturally, spatially and experientially--notions of body normativity and bodied subjectivity in architecture.