Author: Kimberley Wint

Jamaican Plantation

Course: ARCH 5201 – Graduate Seminar 2

Professors: Mokena Makeka and Jill Stoner

Year: Fall 2020

Project Description

This artifact is an official legal document of the land deed of my mother’s property in Jamaica. The property is situated in Malvern Commons purchased for quarter-million Jamaican dollars in 2000. The land was a former plantation owned by Scottish immigrants known as the Dobson family. After Jamaica’s independence, the land was divided into lots for individual ownership. The blackout method is used as a metaphor for erasure, to reveal and conceal identity and information, exposing only what the author desires the viewers to see – reframing one’s perception. Lands formerly owned by the rich, are now being possessed by the locals, claiming ownership.