Lisa Ransom

Rendering Identity

This body of research identifies spatial strategies that can facilitate the re-rendering of identity back within the urban landscape. Site-specific installations explored parallels between built form and bodily states and used the screen, interface, skin and hybrid, as spatial devices for the reciprocal communication of information. These spatial devices stood to challenge social states and present new spatial experiences for the individual or community, and have informed the conception of a bushfire structure following Black Saturday in Marysville. The structure itself will stand as a hybrid of skins that communicates the coexistence of the landscape and the body as well as the community and the individual. The skins are presented as a generative form of aid that can adapt and grow with the community during their bereavement period.