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WEBINAR: Lessons from Aboriginal Geographers


Date | Monday 19 August 2019

LIVE stream | QLD & VIC 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

All are welcome. This webinar will be recorded. 

This webinar will unpack the many profound layers of traditional Aboriginal geography ranging from desert to coastal environments. Topics included in this webinar encompass (1) the oral tradition of Aboriginal geography; (2) geographic classification of country; (3) on the nature of the Dreamtime; (4) navigation in the desert; (5) marine geography; (6) mental storage of maps; (7) invisible properties of place; (8) receiving knowledge from story places; and (9) Aboriginal identity and place.


Guest Speaker  |      Prof Paul Memmott

Professor Paul Memmott is a trans-disciplinary researcher (architect/anthropologist) and the Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC) and the Indigenous Design Place (IDP) at the University of Queensland. Memmott’s field of research encompasses the cross-cultural study of the people-environment relations of Indigenous peoples with their natural and built environments, including Aboriginal housing and settlement design, Aboriginal access to institutional architecture, Indigenous constructs of place and cultural landscapes, vernacular architecture, Native Title, and social planning in Indigenous communities, homelessness and family violence.


The contribution to public knowledge of his book, titled "Gunyah, Goondie + Wurley: Aboriginal Architecture of Australia", resulted in three national book awards in 2008, including the prestigious Bates Stanner award of the Institute of Architects and the Stanner Award of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. His books on Aboriginal housing include “Take 2: Housing Design in Indigenous Australia” (2003) and “Humpy House and Tin Shed: Aboriginal Settlement on the Darling River” (1991).


AACA Competencies | Design

AACA Knowledge Domains | Disciplinary
If you have any further questions, please feel welcome to contact me on 07 3828 4104.

Ticket Costs

Member | $25
Non Member | $35

Australian Institute of Architects
Queensland Chapter
Level 1, 70 Merivale St Exhibition Street 
T| 07 3828 4100
E| joyce.martin@architecture.com.au