700 Islands: Preserving and Promoting the Cultural Heritage of the Bahamas
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (p.165-167).
This thesis is intended to celebrate the history and culture of the Bahamas through architecture. Specifically, through the development of a “cultural market” located in downtown Nassau. The primary objectives of the cultural market are to: (1) draw tourists into the local community; (2) educate tourists and local residents about the history and culture of the straw market and Junkanoo, (3) train local residents in the art of traditional Bahamian craftwork and (4) provide a source of entertainment for tourists and local residents. This cultural market will create active public spaces bringing people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds together, and showcase the arts and culture of the Bahamas to the world. Moreover, this cultural market will spark the renewal of downtown Nassau thereby enhancing surrounding real estate values, creating new business opportunities and most importantly, bringing money into the local economy.
CHAIR: Munilla, Fernando
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