Western culture is dominated by the urban realm and an emphasis on visual perception, enacting a further proliferation between the self and the natural world. As environmental distress and ecological devastation continue to increase in severity, a cultural enlightenment will be necessary to awake society’s collective unconscious as to the human species’ role in the world.
By using ecopsychology as a primer for architectural design, an inclusive, sensorial experience can be created not only in a conscious state but also in the deeper recesses of the psyche. Through this design philosophy, architecture can take its role as an ecopsychological catalyst in the rekindling of the collective unconscious.
Design Advisor: James Wines
Design Critic: Jodi LaCoe
The Pennsylvania State University