To carry home: A Syncretic Architecture of Re-territorialisation

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dc.contributor.advisor Waghorn, K en
dc.contributor.advisor Paterson, A en
dc.contributor.author Shah, Salva en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-04T00:06:22Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34788 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The instant we depart from the place where we supposedly belong, home ceases to exist as a whole entity to return to. It is in this in-completeness, in this uncertain departure and equally unsettling arrival that a hybrid self is situated. This journey is not only of leaving fragments of home and identity behind, but of a constant longing and carrying with. To dwell and to be mobile have become antithetical notions for they give rise to community ‘insiders’ and regulated travelling ‘outsiders.’ This thesis aims to challenge the divide between ‘we’ and ‘they’ by creating a third space between exception and assimilation; a space where the familiar and foreign will cohere to settle the traveler in between the right to be a stranger and the right to place and home. The mobility and hybridity of home is investigated through the narrative of an interstitial being, the Wanderer; the self that embarks on an undetermined journey whilst embodying home and identity in the specific objects she carries. When the Wanderer reaches the point where she must momentarily pause and begin settling, the architecture of the house is specifically transformed in an attempt to reassemble a sense of being at home.1 Through the Wanderer’s migrant lens and an analysis of the past houses I have lived in, this thesis proposes two hybrid houses; one located in Kabul, Afghanistan and its counterpart in Auckland, New Zealand. Estranged in their mainstream fabric of domesticity, both hybrids are a delicate but deliberate tangle of cultural, religious and theoretical contradictions between my own values and preferences around home. The hybrid here is not intended as a state exactly in between, but rather a proactive form of change that flourishes and takes over, as migrancy and the domestic realm tentatively pair to create an adaptive and syncretic architecture of reterritorialisation. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265066313802091 en
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dc.title To carry home: A Syncretic Architecture of Re-territorialisation 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 644486 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-04 en


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