The Fold / Architects

Work Information
Sarah Bartmann

Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance
Competition Entry for Members of SACAP
Eastern Cape
2009

Deterritorialisation

The building is conceived as an expression of the concept of nomadism, and represents in form, approach and user-routes, an attempt to express this.

The concepts: politics of identity¹, deterritorialization² and lines of flight³ (ritualistic cultural expression) are revealed in the iconography or identity of the building, and the cyclical nature of all social and cosmic systems within this assemblage.

The building mass is arranged such that it reflects deterritorialisation in movement as a reference to KhoiSan history, where extraneous political objectification often prevented the possibility of permanent settlement.

Project Team
Chris van Niekerk, Pierre du Plessis