The Relationship of the Stream of Consciousness Technique Defined in Literature with Architecture

Çapkınoğlu G., Erbay M.

AM JOURNAL OF ART AND MEDIA STUDIES, no.30, pp.231-243, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.25038/am.v0i29.565
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Art Index, Design & Applied Arts Index, ERIHPlus
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-243
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The stream of consciousness technique has developed with research on consciousness in psychology and philosophy and has turned into a technique defined in modern literature. In this technique, thoughts that do not form a certain pattern are transferred to paper randomly with the flow of thoughts passing through the mind of the author. In this way, a deep internal and interpretive relationship is established between the author and the reader. It is possible that the stream of consciousness, which triggers the formation of creative thinking at the point of producing works of the author, has a negative or positive effect on the creativity of the artist in other branches of art. This study focuses on the existence of the stream of consciousness technique defined in literature in the field of architecture, which is directly or indirectly fed from almost all branches of art. For this purpose, first of all, the use of the stream of consciousness technique in literature was emphasized, then analyses were carried out on the examples that mutually reveal the stream of consciousness in the field of architecture, which is also fed from other branches of art. As a result of the study, it was revealed how the stream of consciousness technique affects the creative production in terms of the artist, the depth of meaning it has in terms of the resulting work, and the interpretation skill in terms of the reader, viewer, or user.