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Identity Naming flats is about projecting an identity to the wider community It's about fitting in It's about creating a sense of place Names can be aspirational, reflective of popular culture, the inhabitance or the dwelling Signs can be made of a variety of media: old boxes, whiteboard, headboards, surfboards, doors, beer boxes ...
"Quite a few tenants perspective/tenants refer to their flats by name and are not sure what there address is. I am quite comfortable with the naming of flats as long as they don't paint it on the flat it self, this has been going on for a long time before my entry into the student rental market. It's a bit of fun and shows imagination and gives some of these very well used flats some more personal appeal." ~ Gareth, Property Manager, Cutlers.
Creating a sense of community <ul><li>A digital landscape depicts a collection of named flats from different streets
People more open in survey vs wall / discussion on FB </li></ul>
Do you think it's important that some kind of record is kept of flat names? <ul><li>"Because there are interesting stories behind the names of the flats that most uni students can directly/indirectly relate to and its part of uni and also Dunedin's culture. Its important to document an area's heritage and these flats are very much part of Dunedins heritage." ~ Michelle Kevern </li></ul>
Do you think it's important that some kind of record is kept of flat names? <ul><li>"Keeping a record is important as it allows the reasons for the creation of those signs to be preserved. They are landmarks, and all landmarks have a story behind them." ~ Sarah Ellis </li></ul>