Identity, Diversity the Metropolis

Jefa Greenaway

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne | Published : 2011


The lack of an identified architectural tradition responding to the majority of urbanised Aboriginals is manifest. Within the context of a post‐colonial environment, what constitutes the notion of ‘Aboriginality’ and how is best represented through built form? Given the dispersal of Aboriginal connectedness throughout the country, the notion of an Aboriginal gathering place is gaining great currency. However, the prospect of representing a diversity of people, languages and sensibilities is both a fraught yet important area to engage with. This is particularly acute given the dearth of Aboriginals directly involved in the key design profession of architecture.¹ This studio proposes to engage..

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