I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
G'day, Hunter here. Currently a final year Masters student, working with Five Mile Radius! This semester, I was firstly ashamed - ashamed of how little I know about the place I live and the traditional people who's land I stand before. This shame sparked a questioning, a questioning that turned to understanding and a newly found inspiration as to what it means to be Australian. This came from the people who know what it means to be Australian, without needing to know what Australia is - it's indigenous people. Bill Gammage's "The Biggest Estate on Earth" was my companion in scratching the surface to how indigenous people were not just living, they were nurturing, managing and bettering the land before white settlement showed up in 1788...
Contemporary Architecture Culture - Minimalism
In this unit of study, we were assigned to formulate an essay on a chosen theme from what is classed as 'contemporary architecture'. Minimalism presented itself as my chosen area, and what a better way than to link this to Indigenous Australia - the first minimalists.
Design Studio - Everton Park Futures
Convened by the great Jim Gall, this studio allowed for the most freedom you could ask for at university. Tasked with coming up with a future for the Brisbane Suburb of Everton Park, I couldn't help myself but to suggest a complete BURNING of the suburb, and trying again... This time with an Indigenous Australian approach... a respectful approach.