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Island of Living Tales
Will Fu
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Imagination plays an active role in everyday life on the Orkney Islands. Monuments dot the island while the successive naming of peculiar places help the inhabitants comprehend and measure the eternal forces of nature and time. Hut remains of the Pict, monuments of old gods of the Nords, and rusting metal from World War II ships and planes all vacillate across the uneven plains. Placemaking becomes an activity of mediated knowledge and the sharing of values and interpretations. The proposed lodge organizes myths and natural characteristics of the island as a dense city where close interaction with the unknown facilitates the rituals of daily life.

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