This master's thesis focuses on the phenomenon of festivity in order to better understand the spatial qualities of platforms for experiences of release. The work is grounded in the intimate connection between post-industrial landscapes and the emergence of raves and electronic music. The design approach questions western cultural norms by creating a scenario for a combined rave venue and cemetery. The investigation’s material and spatial manifestations are applied to Red Hook Grain Terminal, an ideal latent venue for raves, concerts, and other festive and contemplative functions on New York City’s fringe. The project aspires to widen the range of conversations landscape architects are included in into moral and ethical arenas.  Spring 2017
       
     
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 This master's thesis focuses on the phenomenon of festivity in order to better understand the spatial qualities of platforms for experiences of release. The work is grounded in the intimate connection between post-industrial landscapes and the emergence of raves and electronic music. The design approach questions western cultural norms by creating a scenario for a combined rave venue and cemetery. The investigation’s material and spatial manifestations are applied to Red Hook Grain Terminal, an ideal latent venue for raves, concerts, and other festive and contemplative functions on New York City’s fringe. The project aspires to widen the range of conversations landscape architects are included in into moral and ethical arenas.  Spring 2017
       
     

This master's thesis focuses on the phenomenon of festivity in order to better understand the spatial qualities of platforms for experiences of release. The work is grounded in the intimate connection between post-industrial landscapes and the emergence of raves and electronic music. The design approach questions western cultural norms by creating a scenario for a combined rave venue and cemetery. The investigation’s material and spatial manifestations are applied to Red Hook Grain Terminal, an ideal latent venue for raves, concerts, and other festive and contemplative functions on New York City’s fringe. The project aspires to widen the range of conversations landscape architects are included in into moral and ethical arenas.

Spring 2017

grave dims.jpg
       
     
grave and rave surfaces.jpg
       
     
montage wall.jpg
       
     
montage rave platform.jpg
       
     
RHGT context diagram_1_500 ii with aerial BOOK.jpg
       
     
montage fire maintenance event.jpg
       
     
DSC_1365 bw.jpg
       
     
raster manipulation 1_1-2.jpg
       
     
montage scattering garden.jpg
       
     
DSC_1216 bw.jpg
       
     
plan vectors 1_50.png
       
     
DSC_1352 copy.jpg
       
     
graphite overlay 2.jpg
       
     
scattering garden matrix populated.jpg