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ALTS+ADDS – Reconciliation

9 Nov 2020 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

$5 – $15

ALTS+ADDS is the Queensland Chapter’s professional development talk series. With speakers sourced by Chapter Committee members, this is a program created by members, for members.

In this session, carefully curated by our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee we open a peer to peer dialogue exploring reconciliation. 

What is reconciliation, and why does it matter to architecture in Australia?

We recognise the need and value in open, frank and honest communication about how architects can better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions, and the challenges faced by Indigenous communities.

The first of what we hope are many, this webinar intends to open a dialogue between peers, provide a safe space for robust conversation and hard lessons, and build a framework for architects to explore the role they play in Reconciliation through their work.

Led by co-editor of the hugely successful book The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture, Dr. Kelly Greenop, joined by Dyirrbal Gumbilbara bama woman – teacher and researcher Carroll Go-Sam and Sarah Lynn Rees, Palawa woman architect and lecturer, will lay the foundations for this important ongoing conversation in Queensland.

About the speakers

Dr Kelly Greenop, photo: Alana McTiernan

Dr Kelly Greenop

Dr Kelly Greenop is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland’s School of Architecture where she is affiliated with both the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC) and ATCH, the Architecture Theory Criticism History research centre. Kelly has extensive experience in qualitative research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in both urban and regional settings. Her research has focused on Indigenous people’s housing including their experiences of crowding, and their cultural, family and social relationships to place. Kelly’s research has been funded by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), the Australian Federal Government and private entities. She was elected to membership of AIATSIS in 2009 and is an editor of The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (Springer, 2018).

Carroll Go-sam

Carroll Go-Sam (B. Arch. Hons) is an Indigenous graduate in architecture, lecturer and researcher in the School of Architecture, University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. A descendant of Dyirbal bama peoples, gumbilbarra country on the Herbert and Tully Bana (Water) basins, north Queensland. Carroll currently leads ramping up Indigenising School of Architecture curriculum. She is the member of AIA First Nations Advisory Working Group and Cultural Reference Panel and editorial advisor to Architecture Australia. Her research interests in Indigenous themes are at the intersection of architecture and place keeping. She continues to pursue a range of academic and creative works, including book chapters, conference papers, encyclopedia entries, journal articles, online media and architectural design.

Sarah Lynn Rees

Sarah Lynn Rees is a Palawa woman descending from the Plangermaireener and Trawlwoolway people of north-east Tasmania. She is a Lecturer at Monash University, practices architecture at Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCBA) where she also is also a Lead Indigenous Advisor: Architecture and Design, she is program advisor and curator of the BLAKitecture series for Mpavilion, a Director of Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture, a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel for the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and Co-Chair of the AIA First Nations Advisory Working Group.


9 Nov 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
$5 – $15
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