Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
This paper discusses different forms of defense strategies in architecture throughout history as well as how a building’s function morphs over time in relation to the political and social climate that surrounds it. Both of these concepts provide a framework for understanding my thesis drawing, “Defense in Desolation,” which uses bunkers in abandonment as a reference to the psychological impact of architecture outside of functionality.
Bendris, Dounia, "Defense in Desolation" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.