Contemporary Indigenous architecture will be the hot discussion topic in a free public lecture at State Library of Queensland on 17 January 2017.

The University of Queensland’s Indigenous Design Place network and School of Architecture have brought together a rare confluence of three influential Indigenous architects from three Pacific Rim nations who will discuss their ideas on contemporary Indigenous architecture.

Join us for this special conversation with Daniel Glenn (USA), Carroll Go-Sam (Australia) and Albert L Refiti (Samoa) who will each present their work or views, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Paul Memmott (UQ School of Architecture and Indigenous Design Place) and Dr Elizabeth Grant (University of Adelaide).

All speakers are contributors to the forthcoming Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture which is the first of its kind. The book will draw on expertise from around the globe to comment on state of the art Indigenous architecture, covering Indigenous architectural approaches, building types, regional variations and case studies of significant buildings designed for or by Indigenous people.

Indigenous architectural voices will be given a prominence infrequently afforded and this public talk begins the conversation on how this can be best achieved.

More about the speakers:

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Daniel Glenn (USA):

Daniel Glenn is an expert in culturally responsive architecture and in green affordable housing with a focus on work for diverse cultures. Daniel’s work reflects his Crow tribal heritage. He is a co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture.

 

 

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Carroll Go-Sam (Australia): Indigenous Agency in Australian Architecture: Is the voice transforming?

Carroll Go-Sam is an Indigenous graduate in architecture and the recipient of an ARC Indigenous Discovery Award. Carroll is a contributor to the forthcoming Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture.

 

 

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Albert L Refiti (Samoa): Taeao Pasifika: contemporary Pacific architecture.

Dr Albert L Refiti, a Samoan architect and academic has written on cultural changes happening in the Pacific in the use of space, architecture, visual and performance art. Albert is a co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture.

 

 

Discussants:

Professor Paul Memmott (UQ School of Architecture and Indigenous Design Place): Panel discussant Professor Paul Memmott is the founder of the University of Queensland’s Aboriginal Environments Research Centre and more recently their Indigenous Design Place interdisciplinary network.

Dr Elizabeth Grant (University of Adelaide): Panel discussant Dr Elizabeth Grant is a senior research fellow at the University of Adelaide, and expert in Indigenous institutional environments. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture.

 

When: Tuesday 17 January 2017

Time: 6pm start

Where: Auditorium 2, Level 2, State Library of Queensland.

CPD Points: 2 formal points on completion of reflection documentation.

This event is proudly supported by the Indigenous Design Place, The University of Queensland; The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture; and State Library of Queensland’s Asia Pacific Design Library.

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