Being there: pinning something down

Wright, G 2007, Being there: pinning something down, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.

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Collection: Theses

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Title Being there: pinning something down
Author(s) Wright, G
Year 2007
Abstract 'Being There' is about developing appropriate design processes which have the opportunity to give local communities a voice through the language of landscape. My Research aimed to learn from Australia's Indigenous conscience to attain more culturally, ecologically and socially accurate modes of engagement with the landscape throughout design practice. Stretching between Coober Pedy and Tweed Heads 'Being There' has become an exploration into the Landscape Architectural practice of engaging intimately with site and community through grounded techniques. In addition, the work aspires to engage with the idea of evolutionary design processes, which envisage landscape projects as points of open-ended interaction with site and place. 'Being there' is not only about spending time in one place, but also the techniques that these opportunities have given me such as documenting information gleaned through the eyes of local experts. As a practitioner, I can not do this without appropriately engaging in the richness and complexity of place defined and revealed through the challenge of communication. In this mode of design the processes of analysis and consultation act as lenses in curating the existing condition, defining its successes and failures in the cultural terms of people and place. Here, in contrast to my former practice, the intent is that design recovers landscape, rather than recreating it.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) Landscape architecture
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