UBC Graduate Research

High Society : Leisure in the Modern City Porter, Leah


Placed within the assumption that the legalization of psychedelics is forthcoming, this speculative investigation uses the event of psychedelic legalization as a catalyst and inspiration for the augmentation of everyday public spaces within Vancouver. Through the analysis and distillation of the psychedelic experience, a new design framework that prioritizes magic and meaning can be created, producing spaces that push the boundaries of what public space should do, and what the everyday user can gain. The intent of this new design lens is to not only accommodate the psychedelic user within the urban environment, but also to allow the everyday user to tap into the psychedelic mindset, as well as its associated mental health benefits.

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