Third Space, Architecture & Indigeneity – Studies of Designed Environments and Cultural Narratives in Australia
The University of Sydney, digitally published thesis discusses the need for more in-depth conversations that encompass conceptual frameworks relevant to First Nations cultures and presents the qualities of a Third Space. Further, it discusses that it can inform ways of thinking that link architecture and cross-cultural engagement with placemaking in contemporary settings, deep time living practices and colonial interventions on the Australian continent between beings. Focusing primarily on reciprocity in thinking—giving back—and how it informs more nuanced and inclusive approaches to architecture and placemaking as always becoming part of Country.
Audio-visual of interview with Indigenous Architect Jefa Greenaway. Greenaway discusses his design approaches to embedding and weaving Aboriginal voice into contemporary design, landscape and built environment. He further discusses indigenising spaces, connecting to Country and amplifying culture within the built environment.
Cultural Principles and Protocols for Designers: for projects or curricula involving Indigenous peoples, communities and materials
A written document with cultural principles and protocols for designers, architects and planners, and those working in related industries proposing to work with Indigenous peoples and communities. These are also relevant for academic design staff intending to incorporate Indigenous cultural content into their curricula. This document was originally published in 2017 and republished in 2021.
The National Indigenous Infrastructure Guide is a written document from the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The Guide was written to assist people who are working with infrastructure in Indigenous communities. It provides an integrated framework for understanding major infrastructure provision issues for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
A written research report about cultural engagement in Australia’s built environment. The report focuses on adapting the way processes are used to design built environments to include community, culture and Country.
Our Voices II: the DE-colonial Project is a book published by ORO Editions in 2021. The book showcases decolonizing projects which work to de-stable and disquiet colonial-built environments. It discusses the disregard and appropriation of Indigenous places, values and identities and how Indigenous people continue to be gentrified out of places and discussions they belong.
Not an Expert is video recorded online discussion about Cultural Authority and collaboration with Danièle Hromek and Francoise Lane, convened by Sarah Lynn Rees as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival. The discussion focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Authority in the built environment, acknowledging Indigenous and Western views are not aligned within the architectural process. It further discusses Cultural Authority in practice and within communities.
An Audio-visual discussing the way Indigeneity and Gender intersect and advocacy groups and how they work alongside First Nations Peoples. This discussion takes place between Sarah Lynn Rees (Palawa) and Carroll Go-Sam (Dyirbal bama) at Melbourne School of Design.
Living with Country is an audio recording of an ABC Listen conversation with Indigenous Architect, Kevin O’Brien. There is discussion on Australian architecture and how it intersects poorly with Country. The discussion focuses on finding Country, designing with Country and approaching architecture with an understanding of history and culture.
An audio recording of an ABC Listen conversation with Gamilaraay man and Architect, Beau De Belle. The conversation Living with Country discusses reparation and cultural custodianship within Australia. There is focus on culturally significant objects and artefacts, their appropriation and Indigenous controlled spaces.