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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2016 MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ Unnamed Monument


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Scott Pobiner (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Nithya Asokan (designer)


May 11 2016


History is evidenced through historical monuments and spaces, tracing the evolution of human endeavor. These are, however, subject to the ravages of time, nature and man. As these built environments fall into disrepair and are ultimately lost, we can only hope to gain insight into these parts of history and culture. Unnamed Monument is a series of immersive built environments showcasing historical monuments around the world destroyed in conflict. My work revisits some of historical sites around the world to allow the visitor to step into history. It urges the viewer to reflect on the use and context of these spaces and to understand their relevance in our collective history. The experience is observatory in nature, allowing the viewer to glimpse into a historical time and reflect on the factors that have led to the loss of the site in question. The installation is a time based, cycled presentation of a series of cultural sites.




Nithya Asokan. Unnamed Monument. May 11 2016. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2016 MFA Design and Technology program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 23 Aug 2019.

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