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dc.rights.licenseRestricted to current Rensselaer faculty, staff and students. Access inquiries may be directed to the Rensselaer Libraries.
dc.contributorCrembil, Gustavo
dc.contributorSaunders, Andrew
dc.contributorNgai, Ted
dc.contributor.authorDiril, Derya
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:09:27Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:09:27Z
dc.date.created2014-09-11T10:30:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1100
dc.descriptionMay 2014
dc.descriptionSchool of Architecture
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines three heterogeneous elements separately and intensively, and synthesizes them in a single context as a novel design proposal. As such, the thesis forms an assemblage, creating novelty through the substantiation of the multiple. The three heterogeneous elements examined in the chapters of this thesis are respectively: fabric formwork, the feira livre (Brazilian street market), and the city of Salvador, Brazil. As an architectural framework, these elements comprise: material/ method, program, and site. While the thesis does not purport a cosmic thread serendipitously linking these elements, its inquiry across elements has consistently focused on the convergence of structure and agency, in other words, the convergence of top-down and bottom-up forces in an assemblage. Generalizing, in the study of fabric formwork, these are the armature and the pour. In the street market, these are institutionalization and informality. In the history of Salvador, Brazil, these are colonial structures of power and the Afro-Brazilian subjectivity. The validity and relevance of these classifications are left to the reader's judgment. The real point here is to understand how things come to exist as they are--how they form--within multiple contexts, and to then see if a meaningful dialog can emerge out of these contextual becomings when they are brought together. In pursuit of novelty, this thesis is concerned with the question of how to effect a formal intervention--a "spatialized tactic"--in an existing material and immaterial context.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.titlePneubile : spatialized tactics of social empowerment in Salvador, Brazil's Feira de Sao Joaquim
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid172642
dc.digitool.pid172643
dc.digitool.pid172644
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreeMArch
dc.relation.departmentSchool of Architecture


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