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MA Architectural Design
School of Architecture
University of Sheffield

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NARRATING ARCHITECTURE
with Cressida Kocienski

Narrative
A narrative presents events unfolding in space and time
- All human cultures compact complex semantic data about themselves into stories
- Western tradition defined by Aristotle’s Poetics – he defined genres and basic elements, mainly focusing on Tragedy

Plot
The structure of actions and incidents
- Key elements are reversals, recognitions, and suffering
- The best plot should be "complex" and involve a change of fortune for the protagonist
- It should make the audience feel fear and pity

Story Arc
The hero(ine)’s life should proceed from good fortune to bad and involve a high degree of suffering for the protagonist, usually involving physical harm or death.

 
 
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