Design in the graveyard: a new approach to memorial making by Peter Macfarlane

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Abstract

This dissertation is an account of my practice-based research into my work creating private memorials in Australia over the last 30 years. It shows how my practice is different from ‘contemporary and commercial’ memorial making using 12 projects examined through the lenses of ‘conversational engagements’ and ‘embodiment’. In addition to critiquing mainstream memorial practice, it makes contributions to knowledge of experiences of loss and grieving developing an observational approach and reveals what was previously tacit about my unique approach to memorial architecture making.

Year: 2016
Examiners: Prof Benedict Anderson, A/Prof Thomas Daniell  Supervisors: Dr Richard Blythe, Prof Marcelo Stamm

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