John Lee engages with architecture as a cultural practice that disseminates dialogue and narrative within the intersection of research and visual communication.
In zones of conflict, architecture is in a continuous state of imbalance. War, political strife, displaced populations, infrastructural failures and environmental contamination all contribute and merge into contested landscapes in need of healing.
Sited in a fictional place ravaged by conflict, the local community engages in reconstructing a narrative for peace through physical adaptation of ruins and reconciliation of memory. It is not about merely restoring what previously existed before a war, but constructing a narrative for peace and reconciliation through architectural space and artifact as a mnemonic aid. Architectural and spatial interventions become the process of catharsis.
(Master of Architecture)