Taking Stock | MArch Thesis

This thesis is sited in a near and uncertain future in the Rust Belt of America. The title of this thesis refers to three interrelated conditions, industrial technology, material culture and architectural agency. ‘Taking’ refers to the act of taking control and reclaiming agency. ‘Stock’ under describes the vast potential of industrial sites as materially, technologically, and architecturally fertile ground. An expanded notion of stock prompts the emergence of new figures in the city of industrial abandonment and decline.