Creativity, Labour and Captain Cook’s Cottage: From Great Ayton to Fitzroy Gardens
This chapter seeks to exemplify how the material constitution of the city frequently bears traces of the skilled labour through which it was creatively fashioned, though this may have been carried out long ago and far away. In looking at a controversial, contested heritage attraction in Melbourne, Cook’s Cottage, Edensor explores how it materially embodies a relational expression of creativity, one that has been distributed across continents and eras, but as with other elements of the built environment, a labour that is integral to the ongoing emergence of the city.
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