Carroll Go-Sam

University of Qld

As an Indigenous architectural academic my interests have ranged from Indigeneity and its representation in architecture to Indigenous social housing. Since graduating from UQ, I first entered practice, then temporarily exited after the birth of my first child taking up housing research roles. I expanded on my undergraduate thesis about Mutitjulu experimental housing into broader issues surrounding Indigenous social housing. Some brief highlights; I contributed to TAKE2: Housing Design in Indigenous Australia and Gunyah Goondie Wurley: the Aboriginal Architecture of Australia. I contributed and reviewed the creative speculation and environmental restoration exhibited at Venice Biennale (Finding Country (2012) & Repair (2018)). Lastly, my own residence dubbed ‘Shroud House Project’ containing jabaan (fresh water eel) themes is an exploration Dyirbal place-making. As an Indigenous academic I seek other perspectives that challenge the deficit view of Indigenous peoples. I want these to include rich Indigenous histories, contemporary experiences, representations and aspirations for economic inclusion the built environment. I am particularly excited to see inclusive spatial practices and perspectives present in architectural practice and design teaching. You can catch me at the School of Architecture, The University of Queensland.

Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Sessional Teaching or Crits