Permanent Reconstruction Project in Haiti Moves Forward
Earlier this month, Architecture for Humanity, and various groups and individuals - from Former President Jimmy Carter, to architecture graduate students Amanda Pederson, Brent Suski and Emerson Stepp - celebrated around the globe an important moment in the reconstruction of Haiti. The Santo Community Development, a new planned community near Léogâne, the ... Read more
This project was designed to explore cinema as a conceptual construct and apply our discoveries onto a public space. One Hour Photo is based on an emotionally isolated photo clerk who intervenes in the lives of his customers. The movie uses symmetrical, slow, rhythmic montage and a bright, low-contrast lighting scheme and color palette to dehumanize the central character. I chose the 35W bridge because its palette, lighting, symmetry and calculated nature mirror the movie well. My exploration and intervention revealed that the introduction of active people heightened the awareness of the dehumanizing qualities of the space.