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dc.contributor.supervisor Mallory-Hill, Shauna (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Norrie, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-10T17:11:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-10T17:11:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23145
dc.description.abstract Domestic violence is a pervasive social problem among Canada’s Aboriginal population, occurring at a rate three times higher than the national average. Historical factors including colonization, residential schools, and loss of cultural identity have been identified as some of the root causes. Therefore,the need exists for a culturally appropriate shelter for women and children to escape abusive situations. This interior design practicum project responds to this need by proposing the design of an Aboriginal women’s crisis shelter, Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin. The focus of the design is to provide a culturally sensitive environment where residents feel safe and supported, thus promoting healing through reattachment to Aboriginal culture. The design is informed by an exploration of traditional Aboriginal architecture and gendered space; and by photo-elicitation interviews with staff members of Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin, an Aboriginal women’s shelter in Winnipeg, Manitoba. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal en_US
dc.title Finding identity through design: re-envisioning Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin, an Aboriginal women’s shelter en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Close, Susan (Interior Design) Kaufert, Joe (Community Health Sciences) Matthews, Maureen (Manitoba Museum) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US


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