Where the smoke rises : Investigating Ibaloi ritual practice as a conceptual generator

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dc.contributor.advisor Milojevic, M en
dc.contributor.author Empiso, Joan Ysabelle en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-20T21:29:42Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34398 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Baguio City in the mountainous northern region of the Philippines has long been a site of cross-cultural interaction between the indigenous Ibaloi, other Igorot (“mountain dwellers”) groups, lowland Filipinos, and foreigners. Some interactions have been tainted with hostility, later resulting in the marginalisation of the Ibaloi. The city continues to be a site of struggle for the indigenous group as they work towards re-asserting their cultural identity within a highly urbanised and multicultural environment. These initiatives are epitomised by the Schools of Living Traditions (SLTs) programme and Ibaloi Day celebrations, both of which encourage the revival and adaptation of rituals now collectively referred to by the Ibaloi population as kedot or cañao.1 Rituals were customarily performed for spiritual purposes, but political, religious and cultural shifts in the past century have resulted in rituals including the peshit (thanksgiving / prestige ritual) being adapted and embraced by the Ibaloi primarily as a celebration of heritage and identity. Despite the contemporisation of these practices, the inclusion of indigenous ethos within contemporary architecture seems to be largely absent. The intention of this thesis is to collate, dissect and analyse the peshit’s / cañao’s metamorphosis in terms of their practice and associated spatial protocols, and explore their potential in generating an architectural process and response that caters to contemporary Ibaloi performance. Such a process was driven by intuitive and exploratory making that resulted in the speculation of architectural gestures. These are then assembled to further imagine how it might by applied in the design of a cultural and community centre that supports ongoing Ibaloi initiatives. In doing so, this research seeks to contribute to a more inclusive practice of Filipino architecture, which in the past has tended to be biased against non-lowland, non-Hispanicised building traditions. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264957608802091 en
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dc.title Where the smoke rises : Investigating Ibaloi ritual practice as a conceptual generator en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 638611 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-21 en

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