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CURRENT: An interactive experience of stories
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
2022 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

The oversaturation of our current way of interpreting news has become my point of interest. I believe we have become globalized yet isolated by our social media and news feeds, which has led to an inability to understand the graveness of what we learn. This is a consequence of the algorithmic attention grabbing focus that companies have been driven to. The almost infinite choice of outlet has led to escapism, radicalization and polarization rather than learning opportunity. In order to shine a light at this issue I am proposing a building that exhibits news and stories in a critical way. With the use of different interactive mediums in separate micro spaces they would give a different feel and bring different perspectives. The user would have the opportunity of smaller action to be part of the entirety. Panels that are cladded on the building with movable modules create a pattern as an interactive evolving art piece. Throughout the experience two other elements are present, a sharing democratic platform in the form of a table and the river of Umeå. The building is placed on the river, with the use of old industrial cement "dolphins", in order to use and emphasize the metaphor of the constant flow of the river to our constant flow of information. The current of the water is presented in different views and perspectives throughout. The building is designed to feel as a monolithic experience as well as a collective art piece in order to be as memorable as possible, in contrast to how forgetful our current way of interpreting news is.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
Architecture, river, experience, library, exhibition, medium of message, news, stories, water, art, democracy, discourse, detox
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-195454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-195454DiVA, id: diva2:1661499
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Architecture
Educational program
Architecture Program
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Available from: 2022-06-27 Created: 2022-05-27 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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