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Abbas Youssef

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

THE CUTAWAY ARTS

FOR YEARS, AUSTRALIA AS BEEN PORTRAYED AS A MULTICULTURAL COUNTRY. ACCORDING TO THE AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION, AUSTRALIA’S SOCIETY AND CULTURAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES CAN ULTIMATELY BE SUMMED UP IN THREE WORDS, EQUALITY, ACCEPTANCE AND DIVERSITY.

 

IT IS SAID THAT TODAY THE GOVERNMENT STRONGLY BELIEVES THAT AUSTRALIA HAS PLACED ITSELF IN AN “IDENTITY CRISIS”. THIS HAS SUBSEQUENTLY RESULTED IN SOCIAL DEBATES/ISSUES RELATED TO “THE AUSTRALIAN WAY OF LIFE”. AS AN OUTCOME OF THESE DEBATES, SOCIETY HAS NOW BEEN FRAGMENTED/DAMAGED DUE TO DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON WHAT POSES AS A THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE. 

 

ONE MIGHT SAY THAT THESE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEBATES/ISSUES CONTRADICT THE THE TRUE MEANING OF “THE AUSTRALIAN WAY OF LIFE”.

 

THE TCA PROPOSAL IS AN ARTS CENTRE DEDICATED TO MEND AUSTRALIA’S FRAGMENTED SOCIETY BY USING ART AS A MEDIATION TOOL. THE PROPOSAL IS LOCATED UNDERNEATH THE BARANGAROO RESERVE PARK AND IS ALONG THE WALSH BAY ARTS PRECINCT RIBBON.