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dc.contributor.authorKaran, George
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can indigenous design principles drive the design of a Fijian museum that allows the younger generation to reconnect to their cultural heritage? Breaking down the research question into sub-categories: - Researching into Fijian material culture. - An exploration of Fijian design principles, architecture and Fijian built environments. - Practical design application ABSTRACT: As time progresses and globalisation takes hold, cultural heritage knowledge slowly fades away from memory. The memory of where we came from, our stories, arts and crafts, religious beliefs, traditions, and the way we built our architecture. Those elements of traditions that created our identity are slowly fading. The deeper purpose for this research project is to reconnect us and future generations with our culture on a metaphorical, physical and spiritual existence. For this research project, a museum as an architectural typology can be used as a platform to recreate that lost connection with our cultural heritage. As a worldwide solution, a museum’s role is to collect and preserve culturally significant objects, ranging from religious artefacts, historical artefacts and tools to clothes, and in particular antiquities. This project seeks to go beyond the traditional role of a museum to be a place where visitors get to immerse themselves in Fiji’s living culture. Site: Thurston Gardens (Suva, Fiji)en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectThurston Gardens (Suva, Fiji)en_NZ
dc.subjectSuva (Fiji)en_NZ
dc.subjectmuseum designen_NZ
dc.subjectFijian architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture and cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous methodologiesen_NZ
dc.titleFiji Vale Ni Yaya Maroroien_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden210204 Museum Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKaran, G. (2020). Fiji Vale Ni Yaya Maroroi. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeNew Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalBudgett, Jeanette
unitec.advisor.associatedPotauaine, Semisi

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