Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)



First Advisor

Hansy Better

Second Advisor

Christopher Roberts


The idea of archive art continues to be an undeniable force and organizing structure in exhibitions today. The flexibility of archive art privileges it to be materialized in multiple disciplines like Photography, Painting, Sculpture. To employ different methodologies and media: collage, book, installation, and exhibition. In the process of making and representing archive art, architecture has never been the protagonist but acts as the “White Cube” that only provides the place in a very superficial nature of this discipline.

While the interrelationship of archive art is trying to build up the context within the artwork, this process loses the opportunity to involve the viewer through various perspectives. This thesis is to challenge the absence of spatial intervention in archiving by utilizing architecture as a medium to collect, make and curate to further achieve the ambition of knowledge sharing by envisioning a city of archive.


View exhibition online: Zaiheng Liang, City of archive

Included in

Architecture Commons



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