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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
School of Art, Design and Art History
3,000 people died, 80% of the city was destroyed. On the morning of April 18, 1906 an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake echoed through the city of San Francisco. Waterlines, having been destroyed during the quake, resulted in a fire that engulfed the city and burned for 3 days after.Its epicenter was 3 miles off the coast of city surging waves of destruction from this center, this is the site of the first phased memorials designed along the San Andreas Fault system. This kinetic landscape of the San Andreas Fault stretches the length of californias coast continuously destroying and taking lives, without warning. These proposed memorials will adapt to their unique site, while continuing to speak to the others along the larger fault system. They will recognize the lives lost while connecting the present through sensory expressions of the kinetic energy of the fault. Sound, light, touch will be controlled factors in the user’s sensory experiences in these sites. How does one design for an unpredictable, kinetic landscape a space that creates connections of past, present, and future through sensory experiences.
Fritz, Katharine, "Fault" (2018). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 521.