The Garden Of The Lost And Their Survivors

Images from Masters Thesis in Architecture
Femicide and the impunity that accompanies it is an issue that has historically plagued Mexico and is worsening still. This thesis explores an architectural response that places the ‘burden of remembering’ onto the viewer and emphasizes the violent loss and subsequent absence of individuals through the generation of small-scale memorials that are placed around the city; this is done using a foundry. The thesis uses the Mexican Ofrenda as a compositional generator to create a centralised site for production, remembrance, reflection, respite and community growth.

Featured above are a few select images from my masters thesis. They were made using a combination of 3d programs, rendering programs, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


I acknowledge the traditional owners of the unceded land on which I work and live — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Emma Lipschitz is a designer, drafter and maker who has been working professionally in architecture and design for over seven years. She has worked in Naarm/Melbourne and Mexico with firms such as Kennedy Nolan, Javier Sánchez Arquitectos and Comunal Taller.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Architecture (Hons).

Scale Models   •   Concept Models   •   Image Making
Construction Drawings   •   Digital 3d Modelling
Drafting   •   Object Design   •   Design Development
Analogue Photography   •   Architectural Detailing