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From Industry to Culture: Renewing Disadvantaged Communities Through Local Art and Craft in Porto, Portugal

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dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Tara
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-17T18:31:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-17T18:31:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15275
dc.description.abstract This thesis introduces an adaptive re-use approach to the remains of a former industrial site located along the River Douro in Porto, Portugal to reconnect individuals with communities and the past with the present by encouraging a return to local culture through art, craft, and small scale design intervention. A design approach that engages with the act of making can establish areas for creative collaborative activities, developing a sense of community, channeling value-creation mechanisms and fostering local economic development. The site can serve as a catalyst for larger art projects along the waterfront, improving other abandoned sites and connecting the site to the Ribeira. Beyond aesthetisizing the alienated area of the District of Aleixo in Porto, Portugal, the proposed architectural interventions can be significant in tying people back to their local history and culture in a contemporary way, creating an environment that encourages learning, engagement and facilitates collective place-making. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Adaptive re-use en_US
dc.subject industrial sites
dc.subject community development
dc.subject place making
dc.subject local art and craft
dc.subject disadvantaged communities
dc.subject Porto, Portugal
dc.title From Industry to Culture: Renewing Disadvantaged Communities Through Local Art and Craft in Porto, Portugal en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-07-11
dc.contributor.department School of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Peter Sassenroth en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Stephen Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Sarah Bonnemaison en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Maria Elisa Navarro Morales 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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