Deathscape: The Silent City

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Creator: 

Bailey, Alison Leah

Date: 

2016

Abstract: 

A cemetery, as the physical location of the dead, can be considered a distinctive landscape unlike any other. While visitors, if related to the buried, may have an inherent relationship to the monument representing their loved one, their interaction with the whole site is often limited solely to the location of their relatives.

With consideration of the disconnection that occurs between the visitor and the landscape, this thesis explores and suggests ways to re-establish this connection through architecture. Can the cemetery, for example, be considered a city for the dead, with a specific role within the relationship between the living and the deceased? Research will demonstrate how an architectural intervention within an existing cemetery might work towards expressing the history of the dead while providing an enriched and possibly rewarding experience for the living. How can architecture act as a medium between the living and the dead?

Subject: 

Philosophy

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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