Public Presentation: Adam Perry - “Cultural Identity Expressed in Regional Housing: A Case Study from South Africa”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UNBC Terrace Campus (4837 Keith Avenue), Room 103/104

Adam Perry (University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape, South Africa)


“A Patterned Landscape of Change: Houses and Homesteads in an Eastern Cape Context, South Africa”

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.

Livestream available at the UNBC Northwest Livestream Channel

Share This