In 1975, a civil riot was diffused in Detroit. The newly elected mayor thwarted the escalation of violence that began as a racially motivated disturbance by walking over and over again along the site's main avenue. His perpetual movement along this invisible racial boundary erased it for a few nights, reducing the tension and violence through the act of walking.
Riots physically challenge the boundaries within a city. Carnivals challenge boundaries between people. Both are distinct temporary instances that change the extents within the city. My thesis explores and questions whether there is any architecture or spatial configuration (whether temporal or not) that can carry within it the same potentials.