Design in the graveyard: a new approach to memorial making

Macfarlane, P 2016, Design in the graveyard: a new approach to memorial making, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


Document type: Thesis
Collection: Theses

Title Design in the graveyard: a new approach to memorial making
Author(s) Macfarlane, P
Year 2016
Abstract This dissertation is an account of my practice-based research into my work creating private memorials in Australia over the last 30 years. It shows how my practice is different from ‘contemporary and commercial’ memorial making using 12 projects examined through the lenses of ‘conversational engagements’ and ‘embodiment’. In addition to critiquing mainstream memorial practice, it makes contributions to knowledge of experiences of loss and grieving developing an observational approach and reveals what was previously tacit about my unique approach to memorial architecture making.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Subjects Architectural Heritage and Conservation
Architecture not elsewhere classified
Architectural Design
Keyword(s) cemetery
memorial
engagement
embodiment
numinous
grief
loss
mourning
conversational
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