Laura Duffey

Sin as a Spatial Narrative

The role of identity is an important feature within the narrative of the building.

Since the context of Lincoln is so diverse there will be many different types of individuals within the cityscape and therefore being able to distinguish an identity for each one will be a challenge that needs to be tackled.

In relation to the idea of Lincoln as a city of Sin, many people will also be questioning and challenging their moral identity.

An important religious tool in identity crisis is the idea of repenting, the Protestant belief in a responsibility for your own soul, therefore the journey undertaken within the design will need to be personal, while the architectural devices employed will need to subtly influence, not force, the user’s decisions.

The building needs to provide a space that reflects the features of fulfilling identity, such as self-awareness, consciousness and reflection of individuality, privacy, boundaries, interpretation and memories.

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