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Civic Superstructure: A Networked Public Sphere

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dc.contributor.advisor Colman, Scott
dc.creator Chan, Timmie Tin Bik
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T04:02:15Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T04:04:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T04:02:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T04:04:07Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64653
dc.description.abstract This thesis’s networked public sphere - the Civic Superstructure - transforms the public sphere by reconsidering the pace and purview of the civic. Contemporary public institutions are typically disconnected and isolated islands dispersed throughout the city. Our fast-paced, plugged-in lifestyle, however, is evermore inconsistent with such inconvenient geographical dispersal. By incorporating isolated public institutions into a networked system, this project provides a connective layer across an existing site and takes advantage of the interstitial zones between private institutions to offer the civic realm in places where you least expect it. This sprawling network acts as a platform for accessing public services and information, while also providing a new common space for the public to meet, to learn, to play and even to protest — in short, to be a public, even in this most unlikely of places rendered newly civic through a combination of digital and physical access.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Architecture
Superstructure
Civic
public
collective
monumentality
Texas Medical Center
Library
dc.title Civic Superstructure: A Networked Public Sphere
dc.contributor.committeeMember Whiting, Sarah
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hight, Christopher
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.date.updated 2012-09-06T04:04:07Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-113
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Chan, Timmie Tin Bik. (2012) "Civic Superstructure: A Networked Public Sphere." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64653.

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