Fragments, Lyotard, and Earthquakes: a mosaic of memory and broken pieces

Show simple item record Locke, Kirsten en Yates, S en 2016-02-05T02:08:44Z en 2015-12 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015, 14 (2), pp. 152 - 159 en
dc.identifier.issn 2212-4209 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper explores the responses by a group of children to an art project that was undertaken by a small school in New Zealand after the September 2010 and February 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Undertaken over a period of two years, the project aimed to find a suitable form of memorialising this significant event in a way that was appropriate and meaningful to the community. Alongside images that related directly to the event of the earthquakes, the art form of a mosaic was chosen, and consisted of images and symbols that clearly drew on the hopes and dreams of a school community who were refusing to be defined by the disaster. The paper 'writes' the mosaic by placing fragments of speech spoken by the children involved in relation to ideas about memory, affect, and the 'sublime', through the work of Jean-Francois Lyotard. The paper explores the mosaic as constituted by the literal and metaphorical 'broken pieces' of the city of Christchurch in ways that confer pedagogic value inscribed through the creation of a public art space by children. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction en
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dc.title Fragments, Lyotard, and Earthquakes: a mosaic of memory and broken pieces en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.07.008 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 152 en
pubs.volume 14 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
pubs.end-page 159 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 491884 en Education and Social Work en Critical Studies in Education en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-07-20 en

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