The materiality of the kitchen house: building, food and history on Mere Lava, northern Vanuatu

Abstract : Houses and food in Vanuatu are prominent artefacts that materialise people's links to the land and social relationships. Nowadays on Mere Lava, a striking emphasis is put on the building of kitchen houses , n-­ean̄ kuk , as architectural elements central to households. The PhD thesis interrogates the prominence of these houses and highlights the material and symbolic specificities of these buildings.
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Marie Durand. The materiality of the kitchen house: building, food and history on Mere Lava, northern Vanuatu. SRU 25th Anniversary symposium, Exhibiting Concepts, Experiencing Meanings current and future curatorial challenges., May 2014, Norwich, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-01219809⟩

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