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Embodied Remembrance

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posted on 07.12.2021, 23:59 by Wilkinson, Mark

This thesis introduces embodied remembrance, to mediate the experience of the body and the digital in architecture. The rise of the digital has enabled an architecture which primarily responds to abstract desires and commodification. Embodied remembrance opposes this divorce from the digital to allow the architecture to access the affective richness embodied in mnemonic narratives. A ‘design as research’ methodology solidifies the theoretical proposition through four stages of design. The first three designs incrementally scale-up in the design of a spatial installation, medium-scale house-museum, and a public-scale care facility/archive. The final design shifts downwards in scale to consolidate the research findings. Each design shifts the theoretical framework, allowing critical reassessment of the design and research proposition. This research suggests an alternative architectural paradigm, sensitive to the complex issue of embodied remembrance experienced by the body.

History

Copyright Date

01/01/2019

Date of Award

01/01/2019

Publisher

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Rights License

Author Retains Copyright

Degree Discipline

Architecture

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (Professional)

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Architecture

Advisors

Smitheram, Jan