The Case of Anna M.

Graduate Diploma Dissertation 2001

Royal Institute of British Architects, President’s Medals: Part 1 Dissertation Prize Shortlist

Haunting Freud’s psychoanalytic ‘Case of Anna O’, my dissertation, ‘Investigating Anna M: Curiosity, Space and Things’ examined my own curiosity, and processes of identification/interpretation in space, through roles I inhabited within my flatmate’s room: detective, voyeur, collector, archaeologist, friend. Recognising my dissertation itself as both spatial and interpretable, my investigations into different modes of knowing were presented to the reader in a suitcase containing five written documents and five artefacts as ‘evidence’, each different mode of analysis/writing practice linked to a distinct written artefact.