Experience and the use of space: a research on reactivation
This master's thesis is part of the Plan4Cure research project that is ongoing at the University of Antwerp and the Anton de Kom University (AdeKUS) in Paramaribo, Suriname. Plan4Cure - acronym of 'Platform for Activating Networks for Cultural Resilience' - is a VLIR-UOS research project in Suriname, which through trans disciplinary teams of designers, researchers, policy makers, interest groups and providers, aims to demonstrate how cultural heritage (building, district, plantation, landscape...) can be an engine for sustainable urban and rural development, rather than a nuisance.
In previous years, Plan4cure already focused on different subjects. For example, in the previous academic year 2016-2017, the focus was on two topics: the Javanese kampong culture, and the African Maroon culture. In this 2017-2018 academic year, the research and results of previous academic years will be continued with the focus on Kampong-sawa and Moengo.
This book includes the data collected in the joint research in Moengo. PLAN4CURE's main objective in this case study is to address the role of culture and agriculture, with an eye towards the revitalization of Moengo. In this research, there was a design-based search for spatial solutions, which played a role in the development of a transdisciplinary actors' platform that stimulates mutual knowledge exchange. The actor platform should then eventually initiate the envisioned culturally resilient, sustainable, and inclusive revitalization of Moengo at various levels.