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dc.contributor.authorPlaxton, Fraser W.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-08T18:57:58Z
dc.date.available2016-04-08T18:57:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/71415
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis is to assert the role of architecture as an active mediator in shaping the social, physical and economic space of the indigenous reserve of northern Ontario. This contested region, bounded by the end of all-season roads and the northern tree line, is populated by remote indigenous communities whose lived counter-hegemony cannot be reconciled with the existing capitalist agenda of resource development in their traditional territory. This thesis challenges a cultural/colonial relationship that remains at odds with both nature itself and a people whose historical existence and culture is based on a respect of nature. The project speaks to notions that lie between map and territory, understood both in a fixed geographic and material sense and as a transitory condition, based in cycles of memory and seasonal change. In this way the dialectic creates a dialogue which aims to reconcile this reading of the territory with both the everyday needs of community and the invisible boundaries of the much broader political space of mining and extraction.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectFirst Nationsen_US
dc.subjectColonialismen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectSpiralen_US
dc.subjectRoundwooden_US
dc.subjectTrussen_US
dc.subjectSeasonal Adaptabilityen_US
dc.subjectHegemonyen_US
dc.subjectReserveen_US
dc.subjectNorthern Ontarioen_US
dc.subjectMiningen_US
dc.subjectExtractionen_US
dc.subjectRing of Fireen_US
dc.titleConfronting Hegemony: Architectural Dialogues in Northern Ontarioen_US
dc.date.defence2016-03-22
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerJanna Levitten_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSarah Bonnemaisonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerRichard Kroekeren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorCatherine Venarten_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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