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Rebuilding Africville

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dc.contributor.author Smardon, Shyronn Dre
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-13T12:20:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-13T12:20:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14340
dc.description Rebuilding Africville follows on the heels of both the United Nations’ recommendation to Canada to consider paying reparations to the former community of Africville, as well as the recent official public apology from Halifax Regional Municipality to former Africville residents. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the 1960’s relocation of over eighty families from the former community of Africville, in the North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada into nearby public housing. It investigates the narrative of what was, is, and could perhaps one day be. Rebuilding Africville challenges the idea of re-stitching community and character back to the former site of Africville. The intent of this dissertation is to design multi-owned housing for the site, as well as a central civic structure that will act as the community’s anchor. The homes are designed to be inclusive to three groups of homeowners: former Africville residents, Africville descendants, and new Africville community members who simply have an interest in reestablishing Africville. Rebuilding Africville does not attempt to replicate what once existed over forty years ago; it will, however, attempt to extract elements that were once highlights of Africville and graft them with modern ideas. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Africville en_US
dc.subject Seaview Park en_US
dc.subject relocation en_US
dc.subject urban renewal en_US
dc.subject Halifax public housing en_US
dc.subject Canadian Black history en_US
dc.title Rebuilding Africville en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-11-25
dc.contributor.department School of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Brian Carter en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Steve Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Monica Sweetapple en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Gene Daniels en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Richard Kroeker en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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