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Sensorial Ecology: The Hapticity of Site




Lee, Kelly Danielle

Type of Degree



Landscape Architecture


This project intends to expose the intense rapport between self and the environment via the experiential nature of the haptic realm. The theoretical objective behind the research, and its accompanying explorations, explores the haptic potentials of the creative process, in order to arrive at a more sensually awakened design application. The research is driven by countless interrogations. However, in the end there is one prevalent concern: can the haptic perception and corporeal experience of a site, and its scars, cultivate transformation, while also echoing its past? By means of conceptual design, the work explores a postponed, urban terrain’s existing and potential haptic qualities, in order to provide Landscape Architecture discourse with a contemporary method of revealing site through our own sensorial ecology.