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Omakuva : Welcome Home, Marianela D'Aprile Apr 2014

Omakuva : Welcome Home, Marianela D'Aprile

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

This project delves into the possibilities of using poetry, its reading and its creation, as a form of architectural research. Cities and landscapes have long inspired poets and writers — so, is it possible to reverse this process?

I chose Pablo Neruda’s poetry for analysis because of its imagery : the sea, stones and forests -- all evocative of the Finnish landscape. I also wrote poetry in order to more directly express the ultimate goals of the design.

Before this phase of research, I first familiarized myself with the Finnish landscape — cultural and designed. Through the combination of first-hand experience and second-hand ...