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dc.contributor.authorPosala, Carleone
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-18T20:51:42Z
dc.date.available2019-03-18T20:51:42Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4559
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How might we elevate our understanding of indigenous cultures through refining an architectural artefact in a progressive society? Indigenous Samoa is the subject of this research project. Thousands of years ago ancestors of oceanic people were the first to journey across the largest body of water in the world. Through observing the natural environment oceanic people created systems for navigating Oceania. Settling every island in Oceania they established flourishing societies that remain today. Approximately two hundred years ago these oceanic people encountered cultures outside of Oceania and subsequently were colonised and their indigenous way of life dismissed. The significant shifts that occurred in the cultural landscape jeopardised the connection to oral history and the relevance of indigenous knowledge in contemporary society. This research investigates how an architect can contribute to safeguarding this legacy and explores how architecture can become an artefact that reconnects people to their underrepresented history in a contemporary setting.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectApia, Samoaen_NZ
dc.subjectSamoaen_NZ
dc.subjectSamoan architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectspatial analysisen_NZ
dc.subjectfale tele (Samoan council-house)en_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity centre architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectnavigationen_NZ
dc.subjectSamoan worldviewen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous perspectivesen_NZ
dc.subjectresearch centresen_NZ
dc.subjectculture and architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectPasifikaen_NZ
dc.titleDead reckoning : curating the currents of Oceania on a journey towards rediscoveryen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPosala, C. (2018). Dead reckoning : curating the currents of Oceania on a journey towards rediscovery. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4559en
unitec.pages82en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuTāngata o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwaen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealand
unitec.advisor.principalChaplin, David
unitec.advisor.associatedPretty, Annabel


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