This book argues narrative, people and place are inseparable and pursues the consequences of this insight through the design of narrative environments. This is a new and distinct area of practice that weaves together and extends narrative theory, spatial theory and design theory. Examples of narrative spaces, such as exhibitions, brand experiences, urban design and socially engaged participatory interventions in the public realm, are explored to show how space acts as a medium of communication through a synthesis of materials, structures and technologies, and how particular social behaviours are reproduced or critiqued through spatial narratives. This book will be of interest to scholars in design studies, urban studies, architecture, new materialism and design practitioners in the creative industries.
Table of Contents
- Dramatic Conflict
- Story Content
- Story Telling
- Framing and reframing
- From authorship to co-creation
Tricia Austin is Director of the MA in Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK.