Invisible Stories

By observing, recreating, and integrating authorship derived from the surrounding context, this thesis attempts to closely read the area in and around West Philadelphia’s neighborhoods through documentation in order to propose a participatory intervention, a small community center with flexible and open flea/food market space for the neighborhood.

The thesis investigates the way in which queer architectural elements; defined as that which is detached or applied to the immediate original
vernacular of a building, create their own story through expressions of color via street-scape. The color of the existing vernacular alongside the mentioned queer elements will be documented, sampled, pixelated,
and then amplified to allow more of the neighborhood’s color value to inform the design methodology of the proposal on site.

© María José Fuentes
Algunas veces, las historias más invisibles son las más preciosas.