Environmental education: creative place-making in Papua New Guinea

Menin, Sarah and Preston, Lewis (2008) Environmental education: creative place-making in Papua New Guinea. Northumbria Working Paper Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Built and Virtual Environment, 1 (1). pp. 5-14. ISSN 1756-2473

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Abstract

This paper addresses how experience of environment may be an important stimulant in the creative process through which appropriate architectural place may be made. We will argue that with a better understanding of their own reactions in and to environments architectural students may be more sensitive to the effects of their architectural gestures on others. Accepting that such depth experiences are mirrored in archetypal forms and patterns in indigenous architectures, we will use as a case study the education of architects and the creation of architecture in Papua New Guinea [PNG]. We argue that an appropriate architecture, responsive to the locale of PNG, offers the antithesis of the often inappropriate internationalised architecture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 11:55
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 13:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2173

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