Depicting the Sri Lankan Vernacular

Investigator: Bonnie MacDougall

Art, Architecture, and Planning, 2015

This will be a digital archive that will include 50 unpublished drawings and 250+ photographs. These records are part of MacDougall’s larger retrospective project on vernacular traditions in a Sri Lankan forest community (“Rangama”) which has become an important locale for cross disciplinary study of vernacular architecture, tradition and change. The materials will be made available online for the use of at least two audiences: first, the more typical communities at the university level who are involved in teaching and research in architecture, planning, South Asian area studies and social/environmental change; second, for residents of the Sri Lankan community in question who have expressed a keen interest in our documentation of their own history as reflected in these and other materials.

Depicting the Sri Lankan Vernacular Collection