Our Voices II: The DE-colonial Project

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.

Everyone’s Knowledge in Country: Yurlendj-nganjin

Published in 2021, this book offers insight into Australian Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives on the built environment. It features Indigenous voices from across Australia, along with several pre-eminent non-Indigenous practitioner voices, the book discusses the value of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Australian built environment and landscapes. A resource for all academics, students and practitioners in the built environment sector both within Australia and internationally.

Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country, published in 2021, is the second book in a six-book series. The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas, with the second book focusing on Design. The book explores building on Country and two different ways of understanding the natural world: ancient and modern.

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is a book published by ORO Editions in 2018. The book offers multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors explore the making and keeping of places and spaces which are informed by indigenous values and identities. This indigenous expertise combines both architecture and design with a frame of reference that roots this architecture in the indigenous places in which it sits.

TAKE 2: Housing Design in Indigenous Australia

Te Ara Kotahi (Our Māori Strategy) is a published document by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency with purpose of working with Māori and other agencies to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Te Ara Kotahi provides an overarching strategic framework combined with cultural context, land management and legislation.

Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley: The Aboriginal architecture of Australia

Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley: The Aboriginal architecture of Australia is a research document published by the University of Queensland Press in 2007. The research explores a range and complexity of Aboriginal-designed structures and spaces to debunk inaccurate notions of early Aboriginal architecture and settlement. It additionally features a brief overview of post-1970 collaborative architecture between white Australian architects and Aboriginal clients, as framework for ongoing debate on Aboriginal lifestyles and cultural heritage.

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