To create interactions among conventionally dissimilar socio-economic backgrounds through an integrative creative musical/artistic process.
External Conditions: Disharmony-Ambient Acoustics-Ergonomics-Movement
Reconciliation of External Conditions- Diagrams
The purpose of this project is to provide a central focus which radiates notions and actions of improved social interactions in an urban fabric. In particular the specific intent of this project is to intertwine a common thread between distinctly different socio-economic groups, in essence generating a stage for mutually beneficial cultural harmony. This vessel should empower each individual by encouraging the desire for cooperation, thus elevating the social dynamic as a whole; Elements (people) self-organizing a ridged but flexible civil structure. The first mandate is to address the commonalities which expose the breadth of primal human nature. People like any organism require nourishment; Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually. The physical describes the requirement for food, shelter, and safety. The emotional describes the inherent desire to feel acknowledged, wanted, and needed. The spiritual describes that integral factor that transcends physical and emotional but nourishes them both through the creation of a common wavelength. The existing program (food kitchen) addresses the physical. The organization of food distribution (incentive to provide deeds for others), placement, circulation, and catalytic nodes (conversation, games, coffee, cigarettes, and exchange) addresses the emotional. The common aura prescribed though music and art will offer the spiritual elevation. Music and art will become a central focus. The brand of the pearl invokes the idea of the unique renegade pioneering debonair artists creating community collaboration. The reality of the pearl is an affluent community of posh conspicuous consumption, encompassing only a fabricated sense of this identity. The area must become re-saturated and permeated with the foundations this brand was built upon. Revitalizing the artistic aura will invigorate the urban pulse of the city and instill the ideas of creation and productivity across the social/cultural spectrum.
Henry C. Smith
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