Memorial Camels and Design by Committee: St Andrews Black Saturday Memorials
AbstractThis paper examines a work in progress, the St Andrews Bushfire Memorial, which commemorates victims of the 7 February 2009 bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The paper’s intent is threefold: to describe and reflect on a current and ongoing memorial design project; to frame this project within a larger series of design discourses; and to examine the processes by which this memorial, but also many other grassroots or ‘bottom-up’ memorials, come into being. By examining the design process, I aim to open up various memorialisation and consultation methods for review. More importantly, however, by framing this project in contemporary discussions regarding socially engaged design practices, I offer a critique of the dictator–democrat binaries mentioned above and offer another way forward.
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Ware, S. (2015). Memorial Camels and Design by Committee: St Andrews Black Saturday Memorials. Landscape Review, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.34900/lr.v15i2.806
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