Adam Perry - “Cultural Identity Expressed in Regional Housing: A Case Study from South Africa”
From CTLT User on February 8th, 2019
Presentation Date: January 11, 2017 Constructing similarly styled (vernacular) houses can offer members of a community a supportive reminder to the reasons why architectural features persist and remain practical. In a context of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, settlements are constructed in a manner in which their duration moderates expression for gathering, cooperation, ritual and culture. I describe the material culture of homes among residents who identify as Xhosa. I infer that forms of regional housing reflect forms of resistance to structural inequity in a changing South African society.