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Confessionals of Dissent

Inspired by the Catholic Church’s use of confessionals as pressure valves to mitigate dissent within its community, the projects’ provocation becomes: can a structure invite its own dissent as a way to legitimize its authority? By understanding spaces of dissent as synonymous with “safe space” their architectural representations elude to the obscure and detach from reality. The architectural language of Copula Hall is derived from an architectural language that is predicted to entice safety in dissent.