Through the Other’s Eye

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    Photograph of the forest
    monastic rituals involving deep observation and thick documentation of biological relationships
    Dhroov Patel
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    Photograph of the forest in winter
    monastic ritual involving deep observation and thick documentation of biological relationships
    Dhroov Patel
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Dhroov Patel
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While industrialization has allowed for humans to sustain the requirements at the base of the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs pyramid, we have been left blind to the dependence of cyclical balance of life and the scalar consequences of rapid consumption, meaning the only option is for the spiritual, philosophical and cultural transcendence in order to adopt ‘oneness’ as a psychological strategy. This thesis documents an individuals immersion and withdrawal into the wilderness as a means of recalibrating a supposed detuned relationship between humans and the cyclical proportions of the universe to ultimately uncover a new way of living with nature. I propose to explore the idea of a ‘personal chapel’ as a compliment to my figure nature. I will be spending time in the Walter Bean Conservation Area practicing some form of monastic ritual involving deep observation and thick documentation of biological relationships, generating architectural interventions, and ultimately attempt to ‘live’ at the site for a prolonged period time.