Wednesday 11 March 2020
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm ()


Level 3, 12 Creek Street ‘The Annex’
Brisbane Queensland 4000
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What do our shared experiences around land and water sovereignty and their intersection with the built environment say about our future visions for Australian place? Carroll Go-Sam of the University of Queensland is joined by Sarah Lynn Rees and Dillon Kombumerri in a discussion that explores this intersection and the role architecture can play in valuing Indigenous sovereignty, narratives and histories.



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The Blak Box, commissioned by Urban Theatre Projects, designed by architect Kevin O’Brien, a principal at BVN. Photography: Barton Taylor.


Sarah Lynn Rees

Graduate of Architecture, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Sarah Lynn Rees is a Palawa woman descending from the Plangermaireener and Trawlwoolway people of north-east Tasmania.

Awarded the Charlie Perkins scholarship, Sarah attended the University of Cambridge where she produced a thesis on Indigenous housing in remote Australian communities and graduated with an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design.

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Dillon Kombumerri

Principal Architect, Government Architect New South Wales

Dillon Kombumerri is a principal architect for the Government Architect NSW. Originally from Queensland, he grew up on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and is a Yugumbir descendent from the Gold Coast.

With over 25 years of experience in architectural practice, Dillon brings his own unique indigenous perspective to the design of buildings and places. Through the design process he always strives to improve the health and wellbeing of Country and indigenous communities.

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Carroll Go-Sam

Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Queensland

Carroll Go-Sam is a senior lecturer and researcher at the School of Architecture, University of Queensland. She is a descendant of Dyirbal bama peoples of gumbilbara Country, from the upper Herbert and Tully bana (water) basins, North Queensland.

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