Carroll Go-Sam

University of Qld

As an Indigenous architectural academic my interests range from Indigeneity and representation in architecture to Indigenous social housing. Since graduating from UQ, I entered into practice, then temporarily exited after the birth of my first child then embarking on housing research roles and light teaching roles. I expanded on my undergraduate thesis about Mutitjulu experimental housing into broader issues surrounding Indigenous social housing. Some brief highlights; I contributed to TAKE2: Housing Design in Indigenous Australia and Gunyah Goondie Wurley: the Aboriginal Architecture of Australia. I contributed and reviewed creative speculations about environmental restoration exhibited at Venice Biennale (Finding Country (2012) & Repair (2018)). Lastly, my own residence dubbed ‘Shroud House Project’ containing jabaan (fresh water eel) themes is an exploration Dyirbal place-making. As an Indigenous academic I seek other perspectives that challenge the deficit view of Indigenous peoples contributions to the built environment. I want these to include rich Indigenous histories, contemporary experiences, representations and aspirations for economic inclusion the built environment. I am particularly excited to see inclusive spatial practices and perspectives present in architectural practice and design teaching. You can catch me at the School of Architecture, The University of Queensland.

Interested in
Public speaking, Juries, Sessional teaching or crits