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Theatre of Agrell
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

To tell stories and to listen to the stories of others are at the heart of what it means to be human. But there is a question of who gets to tell their stories. Some storytellers are allowed to become history and part of our culture forever. Some are silenced. I want to design a theatre. I also want the building to have a sense of identity. Therefore I will use one of these silenced writers, called Alfhild Agrell, a brilliant writer and huge star of her time; the Modern Breakthrough. Instead of beginning the design process with a blank sheet of paper I began with this silenced writer and three of her plays. I have investigated common themes in Agrell’s work, put them together and identified a common development. At the beginning of the story there are secrets, a luxurious facade, things are hidden below the surface. After a while this surface starts to fall apart, revealing a brutal truth underneath. I have tried to make this dramatic curve first into images and then into spaces. Thru sketching and modellmaking I have explored what these atmospheres would look like in the physical shape of architecture. What does secrecy look like? What does falling apart look like? What I want to achieve, as long as it is useful for the theatre, is a dramatic curve in the building, emphasizing the different atmospheres in Agrell’s work. I transformed this dramatic development into three different phases in the building. Giving the visitor a dramatic experience performed by the building itself and setting the atmosphere for the coming storytelling to take place. My project is about inspiration and the relationship between literature and architecture. It investigates what the architecture can do for a writer and what a writer can do for the architecture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 66
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT-1953
Keywords [en]
Theatre Literature Agrell
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-261654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-261654DiVA, id: diva2:1359510
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved

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