Meet Karen

Karen produced these drawings in the course of her thesis research at MIT.

‘‘This thesis explores alternative representations that describe the experience of spaces in zero gravity or artificial gravity in outer space. Its focus is on the physical forces associated with life and motion in a rotating environment, and the formal and geometric architectural responses to those forces. This project hopes to speculate on an alternative drawing that can help to describe habitation and the uncanny experience of life in space. Without the constraints of gravity, we are no longer forced to have plumb walls, flat floors, and even ramps in very specific rations. Zero gravity presents itself with its own challenges of disorientation and visual confusion. This project will juxtapose the effects of zero gravity with the spaces imbued with artificial gravity generated by centripetal force.’’

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