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dc.contributor.supervisor Close, Susan (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mah, Priscilla A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-09T15:54:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-09T15:54:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4867
dc.description.abstract Canadian society is a cultural mosaic composed of individuals from an expansive range of cultural backgrounds. Through the process of globalization and ever-increasing accessibility to new people and places we are constantly being exposed to other cultures. This practicum project proposes a new typology for cultural spaces – a transcultural center that functions as a contact zone where individuals can negotiate both spatial and social relationships. Such everyday negotiations within space enables individuals to better understand their own identity and the identities of those around them, giving them the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge cultural similarities and differences. The process of developing the transcultural centre was explored through theoretical and analytical investigations in cultural identity and interaction, phenomenology, and human geography that examined how these notions have the potential to inform an understanding of space and place, sensorial engagements, and the blurring of spatial and cultural boundaries. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject transculturation en_US
dc.subject contact en_US
dc.subject zone en_US
dc.subject interiority en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject cultural en_US
dc.subject interaction en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject geography en_US
dc.subject phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Canadian en_US
dc.subject Chinese en_US
dc.title Common thread: re-envisioning a Chinese Canadian transcultural centre en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Beecher, Mary Anne (Interior Design) Wilson Baptist, Karen (Landscape Architecture) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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