I was wondering if anyone would be willing to give me some feedback. I am currently doing a 12 month Masters in Architecture. I am basing my thesis on Memory, how cities were arranged in influenced by Mnemonic and the Art of memory.
I tried to apply this to contemporary cities by finding ways I could measure a cities "memorability" by reading texts and deducting determining factors (landmarks, scale etc) however I came to a dead-end when I realized (it was suggested to me by my tutors) that this is all very subjective and cannot be quantitively analyzed.
I am not really interested in "collective memory" of a city also as it is not what I set out to study.
I have now decided to look at the transition of Memory as Analogue in cities to Memory as Digital (digital networks, gps, online libraries etc.) And thought of looking at Depfort in London as a case study. (they had a free wifi project going on)
But I am unsure how to progress and I am probably having a mental block. I was looking for some feedback as to whether this topic is overdone/cliched or hard to actually investigate and produce reliable data for. Or any comments or ideas that would point me in the right (or a) direction.
I really appreciate any feedback you might have!