Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens

dc.contributor.advisorLe, Grange Simone
dc.contributor.authorPhiri, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-14T09:35:19Z
dc.date.available2023-07-14T09:35:19Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.updated2023-07-14T09:34:38Z
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores the impact of colonial museum-making methods on the communities which they serve and the human body. Based on this research it then proposes alternative approaches to museum-making in a post-colonial context. The inquiry begins with an exploration of the history of museums in within a European, and then a South African context. It then goes on to look at the physical effects museums have on the human body and how people choose to engage as a result. This entry point ends with a summary of what people may need to be physically able to better engage with museums. The dissertation then goes to identify the Company Gardens as a site area and looks to its narrative as a guide to design. Based on this process, emerges an architectural intervention of an indigenous botany library and museum that aims to share the narrative of indigenous plants and Khoisan-based plant knowledge through its design. Initially, this dissertation aimed to find a fixed framework and approach to de-colonial museum design. But through the research process it becomes clear that there is no fixed approach to de- colonial museum design but rather it is a context-based process. This project becomes about reclaiming a previously colonised space and regaining agency of narrative. It attempts to disrupt colonial continuities that are still present in the Company Gardens.
dc.identifier.apacitationPhiri, S. (2023). <i>Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens</i>. (). ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38106en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationPhiri, Sarah. <i>"Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens."</i> ., ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38106en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationPhiri, S. 2023. Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens. . ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38106en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Phiri, Sarah AB - This dissertation explores the impact of colonial museum-making methods on the communities which they serve and the human body. Based on this research it then proposes alternative approaches to museum-making in a post-colonial context. The inquiry begins with an exploration of the history of museums in within a European, and then a South African context. It then goes on to look at the physical effects museums have on the human body and how people choose to engage as a result. This entry point ends with a summary of what people may need to be physically able to better engage with museums. The dissertation then goes to identify the Company Gardens as a site area and looks to its narrative as a guide to design. Based on this process, emerges an architectural intervention of an indigenous botany library and museum that aims to share the narrative of indigenous plants and Khoisan-based plant knowledge through its design. Initially, this dissertation aimed to find a fixed framework and approach to de-colonial museum design. But through the research process it becomes clear that there is no fixed approach to de- colonial museum design but rather it is a context-based process. This project becomes about reclaiming a previously colonised space and regaining agency of narrative. It attempts to disrupt colonial continuities that are still present in the Company Gardens. DA - 2023_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Design Dissertation LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2023 T1 - Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens TI - Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38106 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/38106
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationPhiri S. Un-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens. []. ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38106en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.subjectDesign Dissertation
dc.titleUn-structuring Museums: reclaiming agency and space in the Company Gardens
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
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