Our Voices

Our Voices

Indigeneity and Architecture

Rebecca Kiddle , Patrick Reid Stewart, Kevin O'Brian


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Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is an exciting advance in the field of architecture offering multiple Indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors from Aotearoa NZ, Canada, Australia, and the USA explore the making and keeping of places and spaces which are informed by Indigenous values and identities. The lack of publications to date offering an Indigenous lens on the field of architecture belies the rich expertise found in Indigenous communities in all four countries. This expertise is made richer by the fact that it combines both architecture and design professional practice – for the most part that is informed by Western thought and practice – with a frame of reference that roots this architecture and design in the Indigenous places in which it sits.


Rebecca Kiddle :
Dr Rebecca Kiddle is Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi. She has a PhD and MA in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University and is a Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ and is co-chair (Pneke) of Ngā Aho, Network of Mōori Design Professionals.|||Dr. Patrick Reid Stewart’s Nisga’a name is Luugigyoo. He has a PhD from the University of British Columbia and a MArch from McGill University and is an Associate Professor at the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University. He is Chair of the Indigenous Task Force of the RAIC.|||Kevin O’Brien is a decenedent of the Kaurereg and Meriam people of the Torres Strait in Far North Queensland. He has a B.Arch and M.Phil from the University of Queensland and is Professor of Creative Practice at the University of Sydney. He is a practicing architect and has completed a number of projects with Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.