Carroll Go-Sam
Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture, University of Queensland

Carroll Go-Sam (B. Arch. Hons) is an Indigenous graduate in architecture, lecturer and researcher in the School of Architecture, University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. Carroll is a descendant of Dyirbal bama peoples in gumbilbarra country on the Herbert and Tully Bana (Water) basins, north Queensland. Carroll currently leads ramping up Indigenising School of Architecture curriculum. Carroll is a member of AIA First Nations Working Group. Her research interests in Indigenous themes at the intersection of architecture and place keeping. This had led to diverse range of academic and creative works, including book chapters, conference papers, encyclopaedia entries, journal articles, online media and architectural design.

Georgia Birks
Myers Ellyett

Georgia Birks is an associate at Myers Ellyett Architects. She is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Dainggatti people. Georgia completed her Bachelor of Architectural design at the University of Queensland graduating as Valedictorian. During her studies she was awarded the Santos Indigenous Prize and was selected to take part of the Momoyo Kaijima Research Scholarship in Japan. She went on to complete her Master of Architecture at the University of Queensland. Since then Georgia has helped to deliver a range of projects across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, written a number of reviews and been a guest panelist at events across Australia. She is currently an associate at Myers Ellyett, a co-curator for the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival and holds a position as an Advisory Board member at the University of Queensland School of Architecture. Georgia places value on understanding the contextual identity and culture that each architectural design engages with, as she believes this creates unique and deliberate design responses.

Susan Beetson
Research Academic
University of Queensland

Susan Beetson is a Research Academic within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at The University of Queensland and member of the Co-Innovation research group within ITEE. Her research focuses on First peoples’ co-design methods in human computer interaction; specifically in relation to mobile and ubiquitous technologies and in social robotics within social, community and language learning contexts. In 2009 Susan received her B.InfoTech (Hons) (Data Communications) and was awarded 1st Class. Susan’s PhD research used kinship systems to extend networking theory as a basis for the design of culturally effective technology systems. Susan’s research brings First peoples’ Knowledge perspectives to inform and enhance western designed systems. As Wiradjuri and Ngemba and grown up on Country her lived experiences of social, institutional and political dimensions that impact First peoples’ lives in Australia enables Susan to critically analyse and reflect broadly and reflexively throughout her research. Susan is also an Academic Editor for Information Systems Journal (ISJ).

Chair: Kelly Greenop
Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture, University of Queensland

Dr Kelly Greenop is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland. Kelly teaches design, architectural social science and research in the School of Architecture. She is recognised as a leading Australian expert on Indigenous placemaking and place attachment, and housing for vulnerable people. Kelly is one of four co-editors of The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (2018) published by Springer, with 34 chapters by international academics and practitioners on contemporary Indigenous Architecture in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada and the USA.

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