Spatialized Protest

This project focused on designing for protest. Inherently disruptive and unsanctioned, the site was chosen to maximize exposure of the marchers. As a collective human event, Black Lives Matter protests are for and about marginalized people, specifically advocating for black lives taken by mostly white police officers.

 

site model, with neighborhood homes acting as the framing for the intervention to exsisit between the building's windows

Social justice

Structural analysis

Drawing

Design principles

 

Making of Design Principles

Critic: Jonathan Scelsa

 

In Making of Design Principles I responded to unacceptable social conditions and the resulting unrest in my hometown through architecture

section model explore the tectonics of the elevated structure

a view of the entry sequence, as one climbs the structure's steps


The building itself is a protest, arguing that protesting institutions worthy of structure. The building houses support services such as bathrooms, seating, translation and health services, to make protesting possible for people of all identities who otherwise would not be capable of attending.

 
 

The structure exists in the least exposed areas in the corridors- determined after a mapping of the sightlines of the neighboring windows. It is an ancillary space that wraps the street- acting as a megaphone for a mobile protest.

programs (left to right) include a sitting area, bathrooms, a kitchen, emergency medical services, translators and more resting options

 

the rastered lines on the exterior shell explai nthe mapping of sightlines which created the shape

 
 

a sectional view reveals the structural tension of both planes, as a nod back to the studied orginal condition of an ink drop releasing into water