The SAIC Thesis Repository is a digital archive of recent, print theses produced by the students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Beginning in November 2013, new theses are digitized as they are received by the library. Works in this repository can be read online from any location on the SAIC campus. Theses cannot be printed or copied from this repository, nor can texts be read off campus. (Only descriptive information and abstracts are available for browsing by outside visitors.) Archival paper copies of theses are kept in the SAIC/AIC libraries.
Bunkerization in the late 1970s and early 1980s under Albanian leader Enver Hoxha's regime is the subject of Kujtim Çashku's film, Kolonel Bunker. The film, made in 1996 as Albania transitio... Read more
Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism
A Free Education Can Be Just as Meaningful When Experienced Informally: An Autoethnographic Narrative Research Study is a reflective study of six project-based learning initiatives. I have constructed... Read more
This thesis utilizes a heuristic and autoethnographic art-based model of research to investigate the artistic and therapeutic potential of using environments as material in art therapy practice. My re... Read more
This thesis encompasses research based on spirituality throughout art history, psychology, and art therapy. Graduate students, faculty and mental health professional's opinions are given concerni... Read more
In rural areas of East Asia, the past decade has seen rising and maturing interest in "creative placemaking," a process by which communities are reinvigorated through collaborative activitie... Read more