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This thesis is about the journey of an Acadian “architect” discovering the essence of his homeland in Caribou Harbour, Nova Scotia. This thesis is a way of contributing back to the Acadian community and honouring the Acadian heritage based in the area of study. The results of the dialogue between present and past have been recorded in the following pages and represent the discoveries made along this journey. Observations have been noted of the ancestral heritage of the inhabitants of this place. Visual representations in combination with oral histories and material artifacts have been the main methods in reconstructing and understanding the living cultures of the place of study for this thesis. This thesis also examines questions on the subjects of place, time and memory. Through this examination it is expected that an interpretive portrait of the place known as Caribou Harbour has been created. This thesis also proposes a vision of future inhabitation for the area. This proposal is accomplished through means of an architectural design for several pieces of architecture. As a poetic interpretation of the place known as Caribou Harbour, Nova Scotia, this thesis brings together the current and past inhabitants of the area through means of architectural interventions on the lands, waterfront and harbor waters of the eastern-most point of the now enclosed harbour.
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Andre Arseneault (2012). Projet-Aboiteaux-Project. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/6567