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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2010 (PC020404.09) ➔ Scipting Light: Narrative Lighting for the Performance of Architectural Space

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Alexandra M. Pappas (designer)
Kenneth Kurtz (thesis advisor)
David Goodman (thesis advisor)
Paul Avery (thesis advisor)
Derek Porter (thesis advisor)
Peter M. Wheelwright (thesis advisor)

Date

2010

Description

My thesis attempts to uncover the role of light in the narrative action and production of architectural space. By examining narrative techniques from literature, film, and design, my intention is to develop a methodology for determining key ‘plot’ elements in the built-form of architectural space, and the ‘performances’ that take place within it. These elements, in turn, will inform the attributes of my lighting design for the Hotel Chelsea in New York City. Due to its famous clientele and a history filled with artistic creation and tragic happenings, this hotel epitomizes the notion of the architectural experience as story, becoming an informal museum. By directing the sequential experience of two users, a long term resident and tourist visitor, my narrative lighting scheme attempts to illuminate the daily life and history of the hotel.

Identifier

PC020404_2010_apappas

Citation

Alexandra M. Pappas. Scipting Light: Narrative Lighting for the Performance of Architectural Space. 2010. Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses; 2010 (PC020404.09). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 06 Dec 2019.

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