District Six Museum: methodologies for change
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
August 2013
MEMORI...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
The scarred landscape of District Six
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
The scarred landscape of District Six
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
The scarred landscape of District Six
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Moving from building…
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
… to site
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Stepping out with recollec...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Building a memorial cairn ...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
And claiming a right to ma...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Public sculpture festival ...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Public sculpture festival ...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Memory and design workshop...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Intergenerational workshops
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Site marking through perfo...
Encounters in the District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
Site marking through food ...
So, D6M offers:
•A rich archive of audio-visual, documentary,
artefactual and photographic material
•Expertise in site mem...
Thank you!
Bonita Bennett
Director
District Six Museum
MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN
for a new generation
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District SIX by Bonita Bennett - (Director - District 6 Museum)

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Moving from building…
  6. 6. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation … to site
  7. 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. 8. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Building a memorial cairn on the vacant site
  9. 9. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation And claiming a right to mark the land
  10. 10. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Public sculpture festival installation
  11. 11. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Public sculpture festival installation
  12. 12. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Memory and design workshops with elders
  13. 13. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Intergenerational workshops
  14. 14. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Site marking through performance
  15. 15. Encounters in the District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation Site marking through food and memory
  16. 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. 17. Thank you! Bonita Bennett Director District Six Museum MEMORIALISATION through ART & DESIGN for a new generation

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