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The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture

Editors: Grant, E., Greenop, K., Refiti, A., Glenn, D. (Eds.)

  • The first volume to present a comprehensive analysis of contemporary Indigenous architecture, practice and discourse
  • Contributors include eminent scholars in architectural history, urban design, placemaking theory
  • Provides case studies of landmark built works by and for Indigenous people
  • Showcases established and emerging Indigenous authors from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada and the US
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About this book

​This Handbook provides the first comprehensive international overview of significant contemporary Indigenous architecture, practice, and discourse, showcasing established and emerging Indigenous authors and practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, USA and other countries. It captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, establishes the historical and present context of the work, and highlights important future directions for research and practice. The topics covered include Indigenous placemaking, identity, cultural regeneration and Indigenous knowledges. The book brings together eminent and emerging scholars and practitioners to discuss and compare major projects and design approaches, to reflect on the main issues and debates, while enhancing theoretical understandings of contemporary Indigenous architecture.The book is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the ways in which Indigenous people have a built tradition or aspire to translate their cultures into the built environment. It is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the field of the built environment, who need up-to-date knowledge of current practices and discourse on Indigenous peoples and their architecture.

About the authors

Professor Elizabeth Grant is an architectural anthropologist, criminologist and academic with a distinguished record in the field of Indigenous architecture. From 2000–2017, Elizabeth was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Elizabeth holds an adjunct Professorship at the University of Canberra and Associate Professorship at the University of Queensland and has published three books and over 70 papers. Elizabeth is a Churchill Fellow, a member of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and has been honoured with the International Prison and Correctional Association (ICPA) Excellence in Research Award for her pioneering work on the design of (non)custodial environments for Indigenous peoples. She worked on numerous Indigenous projects, prepared submissions and acted as an expert witness for Government Inquiries, coronial inquests and Royal Commissions.

Dr Kelly Greenop is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland. She conducts research within Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC) and Architecture Theory Criticism History Research Centre (ATCH). Her research has focused on work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in urban Brisbane, using ethnographic techniques to document place experiences and attachment, and the importance of housing, place, family and country for urban Indigenous peoples. She was elected to membership of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in 2009 and has received multiple awards for research and teaching.

Dr Albert L. Refiti is a researcher and Senior Lecturer in Pacific Architecture, Art and Space at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Albert has worked in architectural practice in Auckland and London. His academic work focusses on Indigenous thought and methodologies, new ethnography and anthropology of Pacific material culture and contemporary architecture. His most recent work takes a critical look at architectural spaces that constructs communal memory in museums, diasporic communities, and neoliberal cultural institutions in the wider Pacific.

Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, AICAE is an award-winning architect specialising in culturally responsive architecture and planning for diverse cultures and Indigenous communities. He is the Principal of 7 Directions Architects/Planners, a Native-owned firm in Seattle, Washington. His work and philosophy reflect his Crow tribal heritage. He has been featured in the film, Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture (Bullfrog Films), and four of his projects are published in the book, New Architecture on Indigenous Lands (University of Minnesota Press 2013). He is a regularly invited speaker at national conferences, and he appeared in 2016 in Native American Green: New Directions in Tribal Housing in the Public Broadcasting Service series, Natural Heroes. He will be part of a team of North American Indigenous architects led by Douglas Cardinal representing Canada in the 2018 Venice Biennale with an entry entitled, Unceded.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Grant, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic Architecture in Australia

    O’Rourke, Timothy

    Pages 25-56

  • Affirming and Reaffirming Indigenous Presence: Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, Public and Institutional Architecture in Australia

    Grant, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 57-105

  • Contemporary Māori Architecture

    Brown, Deidre

    Pages 107-125

  • Recontextualising Polynesian Architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Refiti, Albert L.

    Pages 127-140

Buy this book

eBook $339.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6904-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $429.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6903-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture
Editors
  • Elizabeth Grant
  • Kelly Greenop
  • Albert Refiti
  • Daniel Glenn
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6904-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6904-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6903-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 1001
Number of Illustrations
278 b/w illustrations
Topics