• MFA in Design

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    Jason Harrow
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  • Edward Blake - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Edward Blake

    Route
    Common Divide
    Letterforms
    Walking the Remains
    Balance
    Book Layout
    Untitled
    Notes

    Route

    12" x 12"

    Mixed medium, 2013

    Common Divide

    24" x 30"

    Acrylic on inkjet map print, 2012

    Letterforms

    30" x 36"

    Acrylic on inkjet map print, 2012

    Walking the Remains

    20" x 24"

    Mixed media, 2012

    Balance

    10" x 8"

    Ink on paper, 2011

    Book Layout

    14" x 9"

    Book design, 2012

    Untitled

    17" x 11"

    Mixed media, 2012

    Notes

    30" x 36"

    Mixed media, 2012

    Walking the Remains of the Central Freeway

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    edwardhblake@gmail.com

    edwardblake.net

    Thesis Abstract

    For the past 24 years the remnants of the Central Freeway have been slowly erased from the landscape of the City. Does the freeway still retain a presence through absence? I aim to address this question by repeatedly walking the path of the old Central Freeway and – with a rigorous and focused eye – document what I see. My research began in October of 2012 and I plan to execute multiple walks a week until early May 2013. I will catalog the places, changes, patterns, and encounters that I observe using a wide range of media including sketching, video and photography. The insights gained from walking and documentation will help to define lenses that enable me to better understand as well as visualize “place.” Changes take place at different rates: years, months, days, minutes, and seconds. My “made work” will look to devise methods for visualizing rates of change within urban environment and, included in the outcome, will be a design methodology that can be applied to other areas. The intended audience would be urban planners, local historians, and fellow designers interested in the urban environment.