The Construction of Memory in the Present City of Mississauga

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Duric, Michael




This thesis explores how memory plays an important part in the identity of cities, and questions how do our collective memories define a sense of place over time? Focusing on the founding villages within the city of Mississauga, Ontario, this thesis explores the forgotten identities of its early settlements. Working alongside existing site conditions, and through the design of architectural installations, I intend to design "memory triggers" that activate the presence of surviving elements, such as building fragments, photographs, concealed remains, and transmedia stories that can engage the residents and the visitors with a memory of the past that is constructed in the present, providing unique experiences that inform a meaningful present. Eventually, my aim is to construct images of the past into the future based on the few remnants of these lost towns, embodied in various physical forms, in a way that will establish their place within the city.






Carleton University

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