Book Chapter

A treaty needs a house: Emplacing first peoples' a priori rights in Wurundjeri Country, metropolitan Melbourne

A Pieris, G Murray, Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert Refiti, Daniel Glenn

The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture | Springer | Published : 2018

Abstract

Charged with the tasks of giving unique and diverse cultural visibility to, creating political awareness about and economically empowering First Peoples communities, models for First Peoples cultural centres have morphed across numerous programmes in recent decades. Their transformation coincides with international attention to First Peoples rights and the creation of national First Peoples networks. Architecture is used to emplace these changing needs. This chapter examines how debates on Treaty in Victoria inform the nascent vision of a cultural, social and political institution for First Peoples communities and discusses the consultative processes and programmatic aspirations surrounding ..

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