Openly accessible

Migrancy, modernity and cultural sustainability

Beynon, David 2011, Migrancy, modernity and cultural sustainability, in AASA 2011 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia : Architecture @ the Edge, Deakin University, School of Architecture & Building, Geelong, Vic., pp. 297-306.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
beynon-migrancymodernity-2011.pdf Published version application/pdf 318.12KB 117

Title Migrancy, modernity and cultural sustainability
Author(s) Beynon, David
Conference name Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia. Conference : Architecture @ the Edge (2011 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Vic.
Conference dates 18-21 Sep. 2011
Title of proceedings AASA 2011 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia : Architecture @ the Edge
Editor(s) Elkadi, Hisham
Xu, Leilei
Coulson, James
Publication date 2011
Conference series Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia Conference
Start page 297
End page 306
Total pages 10
Publisher Deakin University, School of Architecture & Building
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) cultural landscape
Victorian and Edwardian-era houses
modernisation
Australia
architecture
Summary Australian Home Beautiful’s October 1960 Edition was devoted to the modernisation of the Victorian and Edwardian-era houses of Australian cities’ inner suburbs. One of the articles inside was entitled ‘Terrace Houses are Common Problem’, in which the magazine’s architectural consultant Leonard A. Bullen suggested; “With houses of this type, the multiplicity of embellishments that appear in almost every possible place is irritating to eyes that have become accustomed to the cleaner and less ornamented lines of modern houses” and “The first necessity is to get rid of the superfluous decoration and emphasise horizontal features.” (Bullen 1960, 31). The post-World War Two period was a time when Australia’s traditional imagining of itself was confronted by both popular modernity and a diversity of new migrant cultures and ways of thinking. In a contemporary environment that theoretically celebrates diversity and creates audiences for increasingly multiplying expressions of culture and history, perhaps it is time that 1950s and ‘60s alterations to old houses were re-imagined as intrinsic elements in Australia’s cultural landscape. This supposition will be discussed in relation to the United Nations’ 2002 Kanazawa Resolutions’ definition of the relationship between culture and sustainability as ‘dialogical coexistence’ (Nadarajah and Yamamoto 2007).
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780958192552
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, David Beynon
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042330

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 105 Abstract Views, 119 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 15:35:07 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.