This database houses the graduate thesis work completed at all SCAD locations from fall 2010 forward. It is keyword searchable and includes both written and visual components, giving the user a broader understanding of both product (digitized studio work) and its underlying concept (the written thesis). The goal of the database is to provide both aspiring MFA candidates timely models of what a graduate thesis should address, and the larger public a sense of the richness of graduate work done at SCAD. Questions regarding this database should be directed to the Visual Resources Center firstname.lastname@example.org.
This thesis focuses on enhancing and sustaining local economies and communities through a reconnection with nature and the life-sustaining elements provided by agriculture. Represented is a biophilic design approach where there is a mutuality in the relationships between society and the natural world.
This study will address the need for an ecologically designed architecture as the basis for a re-envisioned Futurist movement. As Futurism of the early 20th century imagined a technological and anti-historical architecture to represent a new era through the factory and its aesthetic, so too will this reimagined Futurism represent a new era -- a modern era that realizes the faults of its past and exists more ecologically with the planet in response. Paolo Soleri’s concept of the ‘arcology’ supports a solution to this situation through a consolidated, self-contained structure of human and environmental synthesis. This thesis will research how to apply this self-sufficient super structure in a sustainably conscientious and ecological manner that will better ensure survivability of the planet and its inhabitants and create an exemplary form to base this New Futurist movement.