Ecopsychological uses of technology : reconnecting man with nature through design

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dc.contributor.advisor Wyman, John E. Anderson, Eric J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:29Z 2011-06-03T19:33:29Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 2001 .A53 en_US
dc.description.abstract The psychologist Theodore Roszak is a pioneer in a new field of study, ecopsychology. He begins to search for a deeper, more basic root of today's societal dysfunction- mainly the lack of connection people have with the earth. According to ecopsychologists, a d d i c t i o n s,destructive behavior, and strained personal relationships, are just some of the effects of this distance from nature. Can technology (architecture, the built environment) help reverse this condition? Can they re-introduce elements of natural life cycles? This thesis will look at the problems associated with this lack of connection and how the built environment can re-establish that association with the earth in a setting where it is needed the most. It will show that the distance between humans and the earth can be bridged by re-introducing plant and animal life, natural elements and sustainable design using newly developed technologies into the world of the city, creating psychologically pleasing spaces. The context of this project is one that is notorious for it's lack of "natural" surroundings, the concrete jungle - the city. The project here will be a forty story mixed-use towerlocated in downtown Chicago, IL....the core of the mind is the ecological unconscious. For ecopsychology, repression of the ecological unconscious is the deepest root of collusive madness in industrial society.Theodore Roszak.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 34 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Ecopsychological uses of technology : reconnecting man with nature through design en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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