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The Watchman

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Daniel Scott-Towers, Rhidian 2018-11-23T01:22:58Z 2018-11-23T01:22:58Z 2018
dc.description.abstract Over the course of the last five years, the female prison population in New Zealand has risen more than 56%. As these numbers remain exponentially increasing, the ability to uphold successful facilitation for each and every inmate is weakening. This is largely a result of poor and incorrect implementation of criminal rehabilitation schemes. Upon release, confusion, fear, and the sheer overwhelm of exposure to the culture contained within modern day society gives appeal to recidivism, and leads to the escalation of the prison population crisis. In response to this escalating crisis — advancing the search for alternative means of successful criminal rehabilitation — this research explores the enablement of architecture to have a rehabilitative function within a prison environment, as well as the reduction of recidivism through didactic architectural experience. This research proposes that the decommissioned Mount Crawford Prison in Wellington New Zealand can be redesigned to test this opportunity. As a research site, it can be used to test how design can enhance the rehabilitation process of a prisoner in the cultural transition from incarceration to society. The research approach integrates Michel Foucault’s theory “Of Other Spaces” to address the first principle objective of this research investigation, and develop architecture that encourages prison inhabitants to reinterpret dystopian experience through the lens of heterotopia; Cathy Ganoe’s theory “Design as Narrative: A theory of inhabiting space” to address the second principle objective of this research investigation, and develop architecture that establishes a spatial experiential narrative about a person’s transforming interpretation of their surroundings; Daniel Merritt Hewett’s theory “Architecture and the Productive Implications of Pause” to address the third principle objective of this research investigation, as a means of establishing strategic points of pause along the journey of the spatial experiential narrative, that enable enhanced understanding of heterotopia. Kalervo Oberg’s theory of culture shock is also integrated as a means of developing an understanding of the cultural transition from incarceration to liberation. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
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dc.subject Rehabilitation en_NZ
dc.subject Prison Architecture en_NZ
dc.subject Didactic en_NZ
dc.title The Watchman en_NZ
dc.title.alternative A Didactic Rehabilitative Architecture en_NZ
dc.type text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Architecture en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Architecture en_NZ
dc.rights.license Author Retains Copyright en_NZ 2018-11-01T21:41:21Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 3 APPLIED RESEARCH en_NZ

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