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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Daniel K.
dc.description.abstractThis paper proposes that speculative architectural installations strategically ‘curated’ into neglected architectural contexts can help to engender an ‘immediate and a timeless realm,’ an encapsulation of a cultural story that the new interventions help to embody. The research method investigates historical and cultural narratives that were once associated with selected architectural and urban sites that have lost their place identity over time. Design led research experiments examine how place identity can be rejuvenated by strategically curating objects, digital animation and sound into these architectural contexts in ways that bring their essential stories to life again, allowing cultural and heritage memories to be collectively experienced and shared. The research concludes that speculative architectural installations provide an opportunity to reach a much wider public audience than traditional academic scholarly approaches alone. Through community-based and collaborative creative practice, such architectural research can critically explore – and help to mediate and mitigate – seemingly intractable contemporary architectural problems such as the loss of cultural, heritage and place identity in our evolving urban environments. The research that looked at a derelict urban site in Rome played a significant role in convincing the Rome City Council that strategic application of cultural, mythological and historical experiences is a viable cost-effective way to culturally revitalise neglected and derelict public spaces.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectRome, Italyen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture and cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectdidatic architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitectural interventionen_NZ
dc.subjectsense of placeen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative projectsen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen_NZ
dc.subjecturban regenerationen_NZ
dc.titleThe eternal present of the mythical event : re-establishing place identity with speculative installations that reawaken heritage storiesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120107 Landscape Architectureen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBrown, D.K. (2020). The eternal present of the mythical event : re-establishing place identity with speculative installations that reawaken heritage stories. Asylum 2020/4, 164-173.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleAsylum 2020en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ

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