Adapt-r

The Real Ideal: A Framework for the Interface

ADAPT-r, Sam Kebbell

Partly as a result of spending a significant amount of time out of New Zealand this year, I have become increasingly aware of the impact of my New Zealand experiences on the way I practice. The popular belief in an egalitarian, modest, practical, self-sufficient, and natural sportsman as a cultural hero is matched only by a widely felt cultural cringe which has taken me, as it has many New Zealanders, to the other side of the world in pursuit of more sophisticated historically informed cultural understandings. This PRS I focus on the dichotomy between the hero and the cringe which is utterly present in my work in the form of both vernacular architecture and informed disciplinary agendas.

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PhD phase
PRS 6

PRS
Barcelona 2015

Disciplines
architecture

Affiliation
ADAPT-r

Researcher
Early Stage Researcher