A Matter of Fact:
Down to a Science
... an experiment in architectural fact-making
Type: Master in Architecture Thesis, with Distinction
Site: Boston, MA
Date: 2022

School: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

Advisors: Megan Panzano + Lisa Haber-Thomson

  1. Nominated for the GSD James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize
The popularization of science has historically been understood as the extension of experience from the few to the many. In many ways, determined by the manner of seeing, early modern science and fact-making gained credibility through reproducibility, or rather, the multiplication of witnessing. Through the multiplication of witnessed experiences, Robert Boyle’s seventeenth century experiments in pneumatics represent the development of the experimental performance, making matters of fact both social and epistemological.

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