Makers of Moments
The thesis Makers of Moments develops a series of holiday architectures that inspire unique and profound experience with the ultimate purpose of facilitating memory through place.
The development of a ‘unique and profound’ experience will be carefully considered, recognising the importance of positive and memorable experiences. This research takes the position that design has the potential to aid the development of memorable experience of place to build stronger memory with the understanding, that through these memories there exists many positive sociological and psychological effects. These include strengthened recollection of past, the development of personal identity, and even building national identity (McCabe, 2009, p. 683) (Shaw, Havitz, & Delemere, 2008, p. 17) (Schänzel, 2010, pg.26).
Using the holiday experience as context, and the holiday-associated architectural typologies as ‘place’, the thesis will emphasise a design-led research process that emphasises phenomenology where multi-sensory design is the main motivator to provoke memorable experiences.