Journal article

Terra Nullius: New Perspectives on Indigenous Architecture

Jefa Greenaway

Uncube Magazine (Berlin) | Heinze GmbH NL Berlin | BauNetz | Published : 2014

Abstract

Australia’s relationship with its original inhabitants has been troubled, contested and complex – and architecture has played its part in the story. As an Indigenous practitioner, Jefa Greenaway has 20 years experience navigating through the multitude of competing issues in mediating meaningful cultural exchange through the design of the built environment. Over the past three decades a discernible shift has emerged, not only in developing a dialogue between the dominant (settler) society in Australia and its First Peoples, but also in the placing of great importance on the symbolic capital of reconciliation as a means of addressing past injustices.