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A study of the relationship between personalised 3D printed 'Souvenirs of Place' and public perception of modern architectural heritage

  At present, there is a disconnection between academic and public perception of Modern heritage, particularly Brutalist architecture. This research utilises the processes and experiences of making 3D printed ‘souvenirs of place’ to investigate their potential applications with regards to Modern ‘overlooked’ heritage. This project develops from the concept that souvenirs are not just commercially produced ‘keepsakes’ with a purely utilitarian value. Souvenirs can be tangible reminders of special moments and events which locate and define a fleeting, transitory experience, can mediate experiences in time and space with the ability to give ordinary experience something of the quality of an extraordinary experience. The souvenirs of this project will help participants consider the buildings as more than ‘architectural artworks’ or the materials or architectural details, which they may not fully understand or appreciate, but as ‘holistically’ beautiful in terms of people and memories.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper

  • Date:

    06 September 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1080/14606925.2017.1352874

  • ISSN:

    1460-6925

  • Library of Congress:

    G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    306 Culture & institutions

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C. & Vones, K. (2017). A study of the relationship between personalised 3D printed 'Souvenirs of Place' and public perception of modern architectural heritage. Design Journal. 20(Supp. 1), S3683-S3695. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352874. ISSN 1460-6925

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Keywords

Brutalism, heritage, engagement, 3d printing, souvenir

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