Filling the Void: Indigenizing Architectural Education


25 Mar 2019

5 pm – 6 pm

Red Box, Level 2
State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland
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Indigenizing architectural education in Australia has occurred haphazardly, either as an extension of academic interest, social conscience or opportunistically through participation with Indigenous communities. The twenty-first century seems to be rather late to start formalizing the process of institutional support and developing a more strategic approach to Indigenizing architectural education. What impact will Indigenizing architectural education have on students and the profession? Given both the student body and Indigenous Australians are increasingly more culturally diverse, how will these challenges be tackled? How will the success of these initiatives in architectural education be measured?

Carroll Go-Sam, a descendant of Dyirbal peoples from north Queensland and architectural educator at the University of Queensland, will talk with an all-Indigenous panel of academics / educators / practitioners to discuss what shape the transformation of architectural education will take into the future and what the architectural education model has been to date.

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Engagement, University of Queensland

Jefa Greenaway, Melbourne School of Design, Greenway Architects & Director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria

Sarah Lynn Rees, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (Melbourne); Blakitecture Series – MPavilion (2018–2019)

Michael Mossman, Lecturer, University of Sydney

Georgia Birks, Architectural Graduate, Myers Ellyett Architects, Alumni of the University of Queensland


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