PAUL MEMMOTT AND PETER STUTCHBURY IN CONVERSATION
GUNYAH GOODIE + WURLEY: ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE OF AUSTRALIA
Date: 24 January
Time: 6pm – Doors open at 5:45
Location: Moby Dicks Whale Beach
Terra Nullius. A No Man’s Land.
Met with European notions of civilisation, Indigenous Australia was brutally overlooked. But the worlds oldest living culture survives. Indigenous approaches to architecture are gaining ground. Indigenous voices are demanding respect and self-determination. 2023 will likely reveal how far we’ve come…
We invite you to join us for a stimulating conversation on Indigenous architecture, with Paul Memmott and Peter Stutchbury.
Paul Memmott is an anthropologist and architect. For 5 decades he has been Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre. His work has focussed on a range of topics including institutional architecture, indigenous housing, crowding, governance, well-being, homelessness, family violence and social planning. He has is referenced by many scholars, including in Dark Emuby by Bruce Pascoe, and in the rebuttal to Dark Emu: Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe. He is the author of 11 books, including the magisterial Gunyah Goodie and Wurley: the Aboriginal Architecture of Australia.
Peter Stutchbury is an acclaimed and award-winning architect known for his innovative approach to sustainability and design. He has a deep appreciation for the Australian landscape, having spent his formative years in the desert country of western NSW. He was winner of the International ‘Living Steel’ competition for extreme climate housing in Cherepovets, Russia, and has been a tutor on McKay-Lyons Ghost Studio in Canada.