Architects Under Big 3 #59 Conchita Blanco
"Meaningful Architecture : Architecture That Matters"
What I have investigated for my thesis project is the art of sanitizing and purifying a historical sin. My project titled as “The tomb of the Stolen Memory” it is directed for the stolen memory of the Australian Aboriginal Indigenous – that is the long and violent British colonization of the Australian land where their land were forcibly dispossessed by the European settlers that lasted from the 1780’s to the 1920’s.
My projects seeks for the opportunity to symbolize an apologetic gesture to the Australian indigenous and their stolen memory from the land, and through the incorporation of water as a powerful weapon to the idea of purification the historical sin.
Through the spaces I designed, it all existed for a certain meaningful purpose that also forms a narrative, a story to the users.
This form of narrative architecture can truly become an important ground for the society as each spaces and elements of the buildingtells a story, a narrative, a poem that withal acknowledges the true history of the lands that is occupied
I Gusti Ayu Natalie Conchita Blanco Oka known as Conchita, was born on December 7th, 1992, Completing her Post-graduate degree : Master of Architecture from Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia in 2014. Architecture has been a topic of great interest for Conchita, as it represents our culture, history and even our lifestyle.
Conchita believe through architecture can one truly shape our environment socially and physically. From completing her post graduate degree at 21 , Conchita have gained the sophisticated level of theory, design thinking and skills, along with the deep understanding of conceptual thinking. In saying that, Conchita highly ambitious and open to take part to learn and assist in any form with means for the production of significant architectural pieces.