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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Whitcomb, Candice
URN etd-12032010-135239
Document Title Re-Location : discovering memory and meaning in Marabastad - a trade school
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Ms I Breed Committee Chair
Prof K Bakker Committee Co-Chair
Keywords
  • identity
  • meaning
  • design without context
  • memory
Date 2011-04-06
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This research dissertation explores how memory can be used as a design tool when dealing with sites or places that have undergone political oppression in the past. It aims to explore the ways in which memory can inform and invigorate identity and meaning to regain the spirit of the place. The study area is in Marabastad, Pretoria, South Africa, which underwent political oppression including forced relocation, racial separation and destruction of its urban fabric. The future development plans for Marabastad propose that previous residents have the opportunity to return to their land. The use of memories in the future design and development plans becomes important for people who know Marabastad past and for those who donít because it creates a reference to the past that can be identified with. Marabastadís meaning lies within its memories and it is important to have this connection to the past in order to build a meaningful future.

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Whitcomb, C 2010, Re-Location : discovering memory and meaning in Marabastad - a trade school, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12032010-135239/ >

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