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Wash Dry : Exploration of design process inspired by Surrealism, Theatre of Absurd, and Creative Salvage. Lee, Jungyun


This thesis wishes to unravel and exaggerate the underpinning absurdity in design held by the boring and mundane of the everyday. Specifically, it is inspired by the movement a of Surrealism (art), Theatre of The Absurd (theatre/film), and Creative Salvage (furniture). It will include a careful examination of the absurd methodology: a process in which serving the space and the object from its useless meaning and embracing the ordinary through its extraordinariness. This thesis will question the familiar in a subversive way, embracing its potential implications on the "absurd" within the architectural discipline.

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