Cosmology of time: Spaces of temporal inhabitants
Schmidt, Charles Andrew
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis was an exploration of narratives as design tools to represent time theory. Six ( total ) philosophical and scientific time theories were adapted into narratives to envision time as characters in space - with a focus on how time influenced their inhabitation and the development of their universe. Such theoretical interpretations speculated on the presence of time as a spatial element and on the role of a collective social authorship. Narratives were represented in a large pantheon composed of separately constructed spatial drawings. These individual drawings were reconfigured and combined to show the interrelations of different characters after serving as analytical tools to objectively inform new drawings and narratives. By representing the spaces and emotional states of each character, the drawings introduced time as a spatial material, one that informed boundary and rules of inhabitation. More importantly, the pantheon-like composition was an exploration of how time could influence the way characters inhabit and consider their place in the cosmos. How can the presence of narrative in the design process challenge the idea of a singular author? How does our understanding of time begin to inform our space making? How can time theories inform how architects consider and manifest spaces to reflect and manipulate time?