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Master of Architecture (MArch)
Hotel service spaces have existed as a typology of willful erasure and strategic manipulation for centuries. As criticism around unfair labor practices continues to grow in the post-pandemic world, how can we better confront the hidden necessity of service space while also caring for workers who maintain the buildings we design? Leveraging the common comparison of hotel front of house and back of house spaces to a theater’s main stage and backstage, what can be learned when the spaces are reconstructed as open and observable sets? What choreographies exist in these spaces and how do they change when the back and front stages are combined in a way that better considers care and comfort of service workers?
Miller, Tia, "Confronting and Caring for Spaces of Service" (2023). Masters Theses. 1066.
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