Like and like
Master of Architecture
The subject of Like and like is the everyday, in particular ordinary designed objects that we all come in contact with. For pragmatic reasons, they make an easier target. We all see them. They have a universal quality to them. At first I wanted to pick an object that we design for. I also picked a designed object that has so many characteristics and provokes so much change. Transportation, moving through space, is one of the fundamental principles of architecture. During the 19th and 20th century this mobility has been one of the most important catalysts for change. The first objects I choose to compare were transport vehicles. This grew out into a large comparison of other elements in the city such as housing, office buildings, parking garages, etc. The project Like and like is about the similarities and differences in the world around us. The point of my thesis investigation is looking at the similarities and revealing their differences. For me, the most interesting manifestation of this exchange between similar and different is in the designed object and designed environment. This is important because the differences relate to identity; my task is to point this identity out. Identity is brought out through the use of the designed object. Using photography as my method, I started to compare "like" things. In photographing them I produced a new way of seeing: seeing as an act of stilling "like" things and therefore I could examine them. Through documenting moments in our cities I could compare like against like.
Art education; Fine arts; Architecture