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dc.contributor.advisorAnn Pendleton-Jullian.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, Frances A. (Frances Aracelis), 1978-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-maen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-26T19:47:24Z
dc.date.available2005-09-26T19:47:24Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/28324
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 81-82).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the display of culture has been engulfed by consumption. Hereby lies the danger of designing a building [center] for cultural identity. There is a tendency to use building to emphasize the event and festival, which may be successful in terms of economic expectations, but convert art into a commodity. This, as a phenomenon, promotes false unities between individuals and leads to fallacious stereotyping of groups. It is by this manner that the "culture" of the other is objectivized, along with the individual. This thesis project consists of designing a Performance Arts Center for a minority Latino community within the affluent South End, in Boston. Potentially, art can serve as a dialogue between equals. Through a space dedicated to performance and art, it is possible to establish an arena for the discussion of identities, not only for the people of a neighborhood but also for people in the rest of the city. It should describe, and serve as an example for, ever developing and transforming narratives that make up the whole concept of "cultural identity".en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Frances A. Sanchez.en_US
dc.format.extent82 p.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleDe-centering culture : designing and arena for debate and transformationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc55652568en_US


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