Behind the Façade: Designing with Country Lecture and Book Launch


19 Mar 2022

2 pm – 3 pm (AEST)

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4000
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Join architect Kevin O’Brien for a lecture drawn from his new book Our Voices II: The DE-colonial Project, co-edited with Rebecca Kiddle and Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart.

This publication documents decolonizing projects that work to destabilize and disquiet colonial-built environments. The land, towns and cities on which we live have always been Indigenous places, yet for the most part Indigenous value sets and identities have been disregarded or appropriated. Indigenous people continue to be gentrified out of places they belong, and neo-liberal systems work to continuously subjugate Indigenous involvement in decision-making processes in subtle but potent ways.

The opportunity for audience Q&A will follow this 40-minute presentation.

After the talk, the publication will be launched by Troy Casey, the co-founder of Blaklash Creative, and available for purchase via the IMA Gallery Shop.


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