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.