(DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetzer, Nic en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Rawoot, Maashitoh en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-16T13:44:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-16T13:44:04Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rawoot, M. 2016. (DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22725
dc.description.abstract This project began with an encounter with a place, an ambivalent place of disjunction between a mountain and a wasteland in the city. The subsequent uncovering of untold stories, traces of memory, about that place, reveal a site laden with a history of a deep connection between a people and their natural surroundings. Ensuing events of disjunction and displacement has indented into it layers, which has left it a severed site of strange contradictions. This paper explores the fragmented nature of the memory of a place; that it cannot simply be recreated, and in fact should not be. Rather, the dissertation research looks at ways in which art and architecture are manipulated to disrupt the way think we perceive a place and reframe our presumptions, such that latent layers of an existing place can be awakened and brought into presence in a new way. The project departs from the position that the disjunctions of a place can in fact be the site of shifting perceptions and unexpected connection, as is asserted by Stuart Hall in "Maps of Emergency: Fault Lines and Tectonic Plates": ..."Of course, fault lines… are also productive. Those escaping the vertical lines of force forge new lateral connections. New formations appear where older ones disappear beneath the sand. Borders, which divide, become sites of surreptitious crossing. Separate and inviolable worlds meet and collide. Where only the pure, the orthodox, were valorised, a new universe of vernaculars and creole forms comes into existence." This particular design process was one of actively harnessing all the layers of the site, past and present, strange and ordinary, connections and disjunctions, to bring about a new, shifted experience of the place. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecure and Planning en_ZA
dc.title (DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MArch (Prof) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Rawoot, M. (2016). <i>(DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22725 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Rawoot, Maashitoh. <i>"(DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22725 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Rawoot M. (DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22725 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Rawoot, Maashitoh AB - This project began with an encounter with a place, an ambivalent place of disjunction between a mountain and a wasteland in the city. The subsequent uncovering of untold stories, traces of memory, about that place, reveal a site laden with a history of a deep connection between a people and their natural surroundings. Ensuing events of disjunction and displacement has indented into it layers, which has left it a severed site of strange contradictions. This paper explores the fragmented nature of the memory of a place; that it cannot simply be recreated, and in fact should not be. Rather, the dissertation research looks at ways in which art and architecture are manipulated to disrupt the way think we perceive a place and reframe our presumptions, such that latent layers of an existing place can be awakened and brought into presence in a new way. The project departs from the position that the disjunctions of a place can in fact be the site of shifting perceptions and unexpected connection, as is asserted by Stuart Hall in "Maps of Emergency: Fault Lines and Tectonic Plates": ..."Of course, fault lines… are also productive. Those escaping the vertical lines of force forge new lateral connections. New formations appear where older ones disappear beneath the sand. Borders, which divide, become sites of surreptitious crossing. Separate and inviolable worlds meet and collide. Where only the pure, the orthodox, were valorised, a new universe of vernaculars and creole forms comes into existence." This particular design process was one of actively harnessing all the layers of the site, past and present, strange and ordinary, connections and disjunctions, to bring about a new, shifted experience of the place. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - (DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE TI - (DIS)JOINING (DIS)JUNCTURE UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22725 ER - en_ZA


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