Morgan Harper - Best Thesis Project
Best Thesis Project
MARC 521. Morgan Harper. “Anchoring Female Adolescents in Unstable Waters.” Kathmandu, Nepal. Spring 2020.
Health, education, and income are significant contributors to human development. This project engages women living in informal settlements, where the deficit of health services, of learning and of employment opportunities, negatively affects their ability to exercise agency within family and society. The research focuses on adolescent females in Kathmandu, Nepal, recognizing critical moments where change occurs, and where empowering attitudes and practices can be established. The architectural approach responds to tensions between social visibility and invisibility. By translating vernacular methods and materials, and by providing shelter, education and socialization spaces dedicated to women, the proposal seeks to empower through community.