Reframing the Vernacular: Politics, Semiotics, and Representation

  • Gusti Ayu Made Suartika
  • Julie Nichols
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John Devlin
    Pages 13-30
  3. Purwanto Hadi, Vincentia Reni Vitasurya, Eduardus Kevin Pandu
    Pages 65-74
  4. Himasari Hanan, Dwinik Winawangsari
    Pages 85-95
  5. Shikha Patidar, Brishbhanlali Raghuwanshi, Sonal Tiwari
    Pages 107-126
  6. Nor Zalina Harun, Nur ‘Adilah Hassan, Noordeyana Tambi
    Pages 213-224
  7. Nor Zalina Harun, Najiha Jaffar, Puteri Shireen Jahn Kassim
    Pages 225-238
  8. S. Anggraeni Dyah, Farhan Kahirillah Zein
    Pages 251-260
  9. Chandani KC, Sadasivam Karuppannan, Alpana Sivam
    Pages 261-271

About these proceedings


The aim of this book is to reflect on ''vernacularity'' and culture. It concentrates on two major domains: first it attempts to reframe our understanding of vernacularity by addressing the subject in the context of globalisation, cross-disciplinarity, and development, and second, it discusses the phenomenon of how vernacularity has been treated, used, employed, manipulated, practiced, maintained, learned, reconstructed, preserved and conserved, at the level of individual and community experience. Scholars from a wide variety of knowledge fields have participated in enriching and engaging discussions, as to how both domains can be addressed.

To expedite these aims, this book adopts the theme "Reframing the Vernacular: Politics, Semiotics, and Representation",organised around the following major sub-themes:

• Transformation in the vernacular built environment

• Vernacular architecture and representation

• The meaning of home

• Symbolic intervention and interpretation of vernacularity

• The semiotics of place

• The politics of ethnicity and settlement

• Global tourism and its impacts on vernacular settlement

• Vernacular built form and aesthetics

• Technology and construction in vernacular built forms

• Vernacular language - writing and oral traditions


Vernacular built Forms Traditions and Culture Ethnicity and the vernalucar Globalization and the vernacular symbolic Intervention Vernacular architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Gusti Ayu Made Suartika
    • 1
  • Julie Nichols
    • 2
  1. 1.Masters Program in Architecture and Development & PlanningUdayana UniversityDenpasar, BaliIndonesia
  2. 2.School of Art, Architecture and Design, Vernacular Knowledge Research GroupUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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