Entering Voids. 2018
This thesis is an investigation on the notion of voids in the urban environment and their social perceptions and implications. These two lines of research firstly contribute to the literature strand on voids as self-sufficient, transformative and eventful spaces and secondly to sociological research on the impact of urban decay on citizens.
It is found that the accumulation of voids in their everyday environment can affect people’s perceptions of their built and human surroundings significantly and culminate in their changed social interactions, daily routes and routines. Ultimately, it is argued that in areas with social tensions urban voids can take the role of projection surfaces and contribute to the selfperpetuation of social tensions and resentments between different groups of people.
Urban Design Thesis Project by Sofia Rogova