Nasadowski, Becky; Hargrave, Katie
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Our interactions with and experience within the built environment are mediated by design. Evident in the infrastructure and conventions of modern society, designed experiences perpetuate existing values and construct new values by directing attention and movement in space. One’s sensory awareness of space through mindfulness and perception is integral to uncovering the systems of control that design frequently renders invisible. Through a cross-examination of ma, dérive, stroll gardens, and maps, this paper positions tourism, specifically Rock City, as an example of constructed space. Experience tourism leverages physical layout and perceptual elements before, during, and after visiting the spectacle. Tourism sells experience as a commodity and presents the tourist with a way of seeing. In a creative demonstration, the project “See This Rock” appropriates the visual and spatial strategies of Rock City to draw attention to the intentional actions of design to direct movement, construct space, and create value.
B. F. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Design; Space (Architecture); Tourism
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