Re-visiting the Archive: Alternatives for Built Cultural Heritage Conservation in Post-Tsunami Aceh

Julie Nichols

Multimedia Room, Department of Architecture FTUI

The archive of built cultural heritage is often a static set of documents, this presentation investigates the potential of considering the archive as an interactive set of multi-modal representations. Analogue and digital modes are explored focusing on specifically on the manual and immersive onsite VERNADOC method in addition to digital forms of capture and representation. VERNADOC produces detailed, finely crafted drawings in pencil and ink, facilitating critical situational and cross-cultural understandings of context. It is argued this onsite interaction and experience of manual processes the informs the production of the digital material to orientate users in the virtual realm. The archive as digitally immersive virtual environment offers applications beyond record-keeping mechanism