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.
The (Re)Indigenisation of Space: Weaving narratives of resistance to embed Nura [Country] in design is a doctoral thesis written by Danièle Hromek and published by the University of Technology Sydney in 2019. This thesis considers Aboriginal peoples’ comprehension of space, exploring spatial reclamation and lived experiences of space to reveal connections between Country, people and practice.
A thesis published by The University of Queensland in 2016. The thesis explores Aboriginality and architecture, with research on cultural knowledge and built projects. It explores case studies including built projects by Merrima and unbuilt projects on Mer.