Dr Kelum Palipane is Lecturer in Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. She is a graduate architect with experience in several architectural practices based in Melbourne and overseas. She obtained her PhD by Creative Works from the University of Melbourne. Kelum's doctoral research involved developing a design framework that would help retain and foster the diverse place-making practices of multi-cultural communities in neighbourhood regeneration projects.
Her research uses creative ethnographic methods to explore migrant experience and identity, examining how unprogrammed place-making practices can inform design.
Kelum has teaching experience in several undergraduate and postgraduate subjects. Through her teaching she aims to explore the pedagogical implications of multicultural learning- teaching strategies that would make students aware of the impact of varying epistemes in knowledge creation and learning.