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Mapping Transition

2016

CLIMACTIC :
POST NORMAL DESIGN
Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA
4 November - 11 December 2016

Project Description
Mapping Transition is an initial exploration of how the Transition Design framework developed by Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff and Cameron Tonkinwise can provide an architecture for exploring the complexities of forced migration and the social and cultural dimensions of this. In particular, it embraces the temporal nature of displacement and the deep cultural and social aspects of identity and the experience and manifestation of place. Realized in the gallery, Mapping Transition is a live exploration of theory and a design proposition that will seek to envision the temporal nature of forced migration, and how vernacular cultural heritage, practices and traditions from the past (home) can provide a framework for transitioning into unknown lands, comprised of new and unfamiliar ways. This is not a new phenomenon, throughout history millions of people across the globe have been forced to leave home, to seek safety in unfamiliar lands and cultures; and it continues as an outcome of power struggles and climate change.

Workshop Details
Tuesday, December 6, 12:0-2:00 pm Mapping Transition, Workshop
Terry Irvine and Laurene Vaughan

Mapping Transition is an initial exploration of how the Transition Design framework can provide an architecture for exploring the complexities of forced migration and the social and cultural dimensions of this. In particular, it embraces the temporal nature of displacement and the deep cultural and social aspects of identity and the experience and manifestation of place. Realized in the gallery, Mapping Transition is a live exploration of theory and design proposition that will seek to envision the temporal nature of forced migration, and how vernacular cultural heritage, practices and traditions from the past (home) can provide a framework for transitioning into unknown lands, comprised of new and unfamiliar ways.

Mapping Transition is a collaboration between CMU School of Design and RMIT University Design Futures Lab.

http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/exhibitions/climacticpostnormal/