Intercultural Dialogue Through Design - Building Ampara 2017

Ang, Susan and Sharman, Michael 2017, Intercultural Dialogue Through Design - Building Ampara 2017, Edited by De Silva, L, Syala, N, Mohd Ariffin, NAB, Manapure, N, Ramadevi, N and Gunatilaka, S, Colombo Exhibition Centre, Sri Lanka, January-July 2017, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa University Press, Sri Lanka.

Title Intercultural Dialogue Through Design - Building Ampara 2017
Creator(s) Ang, SusanORCID iD for Ang, Susan
Sharman, MichaelORCID iD for Sharman, Michael
Contributor(s) De Silva, L
Syala, N
Mohd Ariffin, NAB
Manapure, N
Ramadevi, N
Gunatilaka, S
Conference, exhibition or event name iDiDe Exhibition Building Ampara (2017 : Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Conference, exhibition or event location Colombo Exhibition Centre, Sri Lanka
Conference, exhibition or event dates January-July 2017
Publication date 2017
Description of resource Conceptual design posters Exhibition CatalogueExhibition invitation and exhibition collateralVideo
Publisher Moratuwa University Press, Sri Lanka
Place of publication University of Moratuwa
Keyword(s) iDiDe
Sustainable design
Research statement Building Ampara was a collaboration led by Deakin University with Moratuwa University and the International Islamic University of Malaysia in partnership with NGO organisation, Aspiration Education Foundation. Intercultural Dialogue Through design is an international design workshop, with transcultural social agenda, it's pedagogical structure is a global mobility study tour format with 4x pre travel academic seminars, 3 week of intensive in country immersive cross cultural experience and a three-week post study tour reflection. The project adopted a holistic sustainable design methodology with co-design participatory engagement with the community stakeholders in the development of the building program and in identifying the needs and issues of the community based organisation. The project responded directly to the community need for a community facility that would kick start and facilitate economic empowerment for the most under-priviledged and under represented members of the community, being the women and children. The building was realised through funds raised in partnership and led by Aspirations Education Foundation who oversaw the building realisation. The low cost budget ($6K) saw the first stage of the overall design concept realised which comprised of a single story concrete building with an office, a computer space and a common social area which serves the community today as "Dirliya Mansala community centre" which means "empowerment centre". The design research conducted in the pre workshop phases which covered low cost construction materials, adaptation of vernacular building techniques , exploring the use of bamboo as a building material and effective methods for economic empowerment informed the design concepts and outcomes. Stakeholder perception of both community and non-community have been ongoing with traditional research publications. Public exhibition were held in Colombo Exhibition Centre and at Deakin University.
Notes iDiDe Exhibition was held twice, the first in Colombo, Sri Lanka and opened to public with members of Moratuwa University and the Sri Lankan Institute of Architects. The Australian Ambassador in Sri Lanka attended as key note speaker and who officially presided over the official opening of the exhibition. The exhibition works were then recreated and re curated for a public exhibition held at Deakin Waterfront Campus, opened to public and to Deakin students and staff.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative works
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