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District SIX by Bonita Bennett - (Director - District 6 Museum)

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  • 1. District Six Museum: methodologies for change MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation August 2013 MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation
  • 2. Encounters in the District Six Museum The scarred landscape of District Six MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Main components • Archival interpretation by artists, designers, community members • Site engagement by above groups • Soundscape development • Development of visual markers • Consolidation into heritage routes • Development of mobile applications and audio guides
  • 3. Encounters in the District Six Museum The scarred landscape of District Six MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Main outputs • Visual markers which signpost apparently vacant spaces • Mobile applications to enhance site engagement • Audio guides with narrative • Saleable products • Nodal points of interaction (which could include returnee interaction and other engagements)
  • 4. Encounters in the District Six Museum The scarred landscape of District Six MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation District Six Museum precedents and expertise
  • 5. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Moving from building…
  • 6. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation … to site
  • 7. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Stepping out with recollection of a joyful past, along routes of memory
  • 8. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Building a memorial cairn on the vacant site
  • 9. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation And claiming a right to mark the land
  • 10. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Public sculpture festival installation
  • 11. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Public sculpture festival installation
  • 12. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Memory and design workshops with elders
  • 13. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Intergenerational workshops
  • 14. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Site marking through performance
  • 15. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Site marking through food and memory
  • 16. So, D6M offers: •A rich archive of audio-visual, documentary, artefactual and photographic material •Expertise in site memorialisation and interpretation •Recognised methodologies based on past-present dialogue •Expertise in community engagement •Experience in using design in different ways •An evolving expertise in project outputs – product development •A unique interdisciplinary approach to research, design, working with intangible heritage, education and sustainability MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation
  • 17. Thank you! Bonita Bennett Director District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation