Architecture Program


First Advisor

Rumiko Handa

Date of this Version

Spring 5-5-2017


Frankforter, Kaitlin L. "Reconstructing Space" Master of Architecture Thesis, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017


A THESIS Presented to the Architecture Faculty of The College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Architecture, Major: Architecture, Under the Supervision of Professor Rumiko Handa. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2017

Copyright (c) 2017 Kaitlin L. Frankforter


This thesis will discuss spacial manifestations of the physical, phenomenological, existential, and imaginary.

I became interested in these spacial manifestations because of the lack of qualities I have personally experienced within “architecture”, notably local “architecture”. And I began to deal with these manifestations using 35mm film photography, for me using film and the camera allowed me to look at and understand what these spaces and qualities were really telling me.

This project has consisted of multiple performances with which I have deployed several traditional and non-traditional methods of working such as : slow moving drawings, full scale hard line drawings photographic diagramming, go pro and video recording, video editing, and video drawing and manipulating, 35mm photography where I slice and arrange the film to create visual plates that I expose in the darkroom using experimental processes, and I set up a full scale installation. I utilized the methods that I had available to myself, and allowed the questions I was asking and tasks I was performing to dictate the medium I was utilizing.

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