Indigenous Place Book Relaunch

IADV are proud to launch the re-publication of “Indigenous Place: Contemporary Buildings, Landmarks and Places of Significance in South East Australia and Beyond”, in partnership with the University fo Melbourne.

The book asks what is an Indigenous cultural space? How is it located, identified and made visible through creative acts of place-making? How is it defined, received, identified and what drives its creation and maintenance? An outcome of a collaborative ARC Linkage Project, Indigenous Place documents selected cultural spaces and facilities throughout Australia.

The ARC Linkage Project is ‘Indigenous Placemaking in Melbourne: Representations, Practices and Creative Research’, led by Dr Janet McGaw and Dr Anoma Pieris of the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Dr Emily Potter of Deakin University and Emeritus Professor Graham Brawn. Partners are the Melbourne City Council Indigenous Arts Program, Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Traditional Owners Land Justice Group.  The research and writing for this publication has been led Anoma Pieris and authors include Pieris, Naomi Tootell, Fiona Johnson, Janet McGaw and Rueben Berg. The project would not have been possible without the amazing contributions of communities, architects, and artists of the over 250 places included in the book.

The book will be available for purchase on the night for  $40.00


As part of the launch we will also be hosting a panel to discuss the current status of ‘Indigenous Architecture’ in Victoria. The panel will be hosted by Dr Shannon Faulkhead, and will feature the following guests:

  • Gregory Burgess, Gregory Burgess Architects
  • Dr Janet McGaw, Universy of Melbourne
  • Jefa Greenaway, Chair of IADV
  • Rueben Berg, Executive Officer of IADV


Bookings are essential and can be made here.

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