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The Garma Cultural Knowledge Centre, located at Gulkula in Wiwatj (North East Arnhem Land). Architecture is used by the Indigenous clients as a medium to convey oral histories and tell their story.
Projects | Elizabeth Grant | 7 Aug 2019

Revisited: Garma Cultural Knowledge Centre

In North East Arnhem Land, the realization of a cultural centre – led by the Yolngu people – sets an important precedent for the creation of sacred Indigenous architecture.

Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Jun 2019

Government funds construction of North Stradbroke Island Indigenous cultural centre

The Quandamooka Art, Museum and Performance Institute (QUAMPI), designed by Cox Architecture, has received $4.5 million in funding from the state government.

Community consultation during the design development of Wanarn Clinic.
Discourse | Timothy O’Rourke | 27 May 2019

Architecture for Indigenous healthcare in the regions

Timothy O’Rourke reports on a current study investigating Indigenous perceptions and experiences of healthcare design in order to increase the efficacy of cross-cultural design in healthcare architects.

The MG/GT administration building in Kununurra, Western Australia by CODA Studio and Mark Phillips Architect (2013) services two Indigenous organizations in the wider Kimberley Region.
Discourse | Kieran Wong | 24 May 2019

Working in Indigenous communities: Fourth World problems

Kieran Wong laments the failings inherent in procuring essential work for Indigenous communities, a process in which politics, bureaucracy and a misguided push for innovation inhibit empowerment and reconciliation.

Indicative design of the UTS Indigenous college.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Dec 2018

Australia’s first Indigenous residential college to be built at UTS

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced plans to build a $100 million residential college for Indigenous students on or near its Ultimo campus.

Architecture students at the University of Technology Sydney.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Nov 2018

Applications open for $50,000 Indigenous architecture student scholarships

Applications are now open for a new scholarship worth $50,000 for Indigenous architecture students at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square designed by Lyons Architecture and IADV.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 May 2018

Australia’s first ‘national survey’ of Indigenous design

A “national survey” of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design will feature in an exhibition that will take place in Federation Square.

Architecture students at the University of Technology Sydney.
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 Mar 2018

Million-dollar donation secures scholarships for Indigenous architecture students

A $1 million donation will fund a new scholarship for Indigenous architecture students at UTS in Sydney.

The Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square designed by Lyons Architecture and IADV.
Discourse | Jefa Greenaway | 22 Dec 2017

Cultural adaption and resilience in Federation Square

Apple’s entrance into Melbourne Federation Square spells the relocation of the Koorie Heritage Trust, but could this move offer opportunities to meaningfully engage with the Indigenous community in the spirit of reconciliation?

Acute House by OOF! Architecture.
News | Louisa Wright | 15 Dec 2016

2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards announced

Acute House by OOF! Architecture and Ngarara Place by Greenaway Architects are among the winners of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

The cover image for Planning for Coexistence? by Libby Porter and Janice Barry.
News | Louisa Wright | 20 Oct 2016

New book to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities

A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.

Northcote Koori Mural, St Georges Road, Thornbury.
Discourse | Jefa Greenaway | 28 Apr 2015

Reflections on Indigenous Placemaking

Jefa Greenaway considers what it means to make Aboriginal architecture in 21st century Australia.

The facade of ARM Architecture's Portrait building in Melbourne depicts the face of Aboriginal leader, William Barak (c.1824 – 1903).
Discourse | Andrew Mackenzie | 7 Apr 2015

A portrait of failed criticism

Andrew Mackenzie reviews recent commentary on ARM Architecture’s Portrait building, and finds it marred by racism and unsubstantiated opinion.

Jefa Greenaway and Rueben Berg established Indigenous Architecture Victoria in 2010.
People | Shaneen Fantin | 18 Dec 2013

Indigenous Architecture Victoria

A not-for-profit organization engaging architecture with Indigenous culture.