Provocative conservation/evocative design - contemporary design intervention in historic urban landscape

Wang, Y 2013, Provocative conservation/evocative design - contemporary design intervention in historic urban landscape, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title Provocative conservation/evocative design - contemporary design intervention in historic urban landscape
Author(s) Wang, Y
Year 2013
Abstract The notion of authenticity has been intensively debated in the field of heritage conservation. However, this slippery intellectual term is hardly instructive for urban conservation and design practice for historic environment in contemporary cities. The issues of authenticity leave us an unsolved gap in both conservation theory and methodology. How should we perceive the ‘authenticity’ of a place? How does a new design respect and reflect this notion? There is no single answer for these questions. Through this research, the idea of progressive authenticity has been gradually formed and explored. It argues that what is happening ‘now’ is more essential to authenticity. How should we respect ‘now’ in a landscape that the ‘past’ needed to be conserved? This is the ultimate question to the author as a designer. The research uses a series of design experiments to illustrate different ideas of authenticity, the conflict between different perspectives of understanding this notion and the view to open up various interpretations of authenticity. Meanwhile, this research explores how the meanings of a historic place could be presented and experienced differently from the conventional heritage interpretations. ‘Provocative’ and ‘Evocative’ are used as keywords for a range of designs, which encourage the users to understand, think about and interact with the historic site differently.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) urban design
heritage conservation
historic landscape
authenticity
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