Built Environments and National Identities

By Gjoko Muratovski.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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This paper examines the role of built environments in the process of national identity formation and change. While the expressive power of the built environments as a signifier of social, economic, or political authority during times of prosperity is widely recognised in the literature, their role during critical national restructurings has not been fully studied or theorised. Through a brief historical overview and selected examples (Dubai, Turkmenistan, and Macedonia), the paper contributes to this discussion and argues that built environments can act as symbols of emerging national causes.

Keywords: Built Environments, National Identity, Dubai, Turkmenistan, Macedonia

International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 8, Issue 1, October 2014, pp.43-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 10, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 332.582KB)).

Dr. Gjoko Muratovski

Head of Department, Communication Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand