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Vol. 13 (2018): Open Call

Emotive Traction

2 November 2018


This article focuses on elements of intangible heritage, site specific to the provincial area of Benneydale, New Zealand. It renders a photographic series portraying the historical episodes of community experiences and memory through an artistic lens. The vast emotional capabilities of these episodes construct a contemporary product shaped from history. It does so by merging historical data, narrative, emotional content, and the physical condition of the architectural space of a community hall. 

The project situates itself between the tangible aspect of architectural heritage and the intangible heritage defined by stories and collective memories. Its goal is to provide experiential environments within which the viewer is engaged to better understand the notions of heritage, identity and place attachment.