A Seminar Series: Reflections on Indigenising the Curriculum at ABP

A Seminar Series: Reflections on Indigenising the Curriculum at ABP
A Seminar Series: Reflections on Indigenising the Curriculum at ABP


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This is a virtual seminar series on the theme Reflections on Indigenising the Curriculum at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP). It is part of the 2021 National Reconciliation Week activities of the University of Melbourne to support the national reconciliation movement.

We will hear from academics at ABP sharing their experiences on how they indigenised their teaching and pedagogy for the subject/s they teach and coordinate. They will discuss some practical actions they do or have done in the classroom to create cultural competency.

Seminar 1: May 28 (1-2 pm) Dr Hannah Robertson, Dr David O’Brien

Seminar 2: June 01 (12-1 pm) Prof Gini Lee, Dr Judy Bush, Prof Alex Felson

Seminar 3: June 02 (12-1pm) Indigenous Cultural Design Competency Staff Reflections

This seminar series will be delivered online.

June 2 (Wednesday, 12pm - 1pm)


Jefa Greenaway
Jefa is currently Knowledge Broker | Lecturer at the University of Melbourne with over two decades experience at the University. Jefa is also director of Greenaway Architects (est. 1998) a holistic design practice undertaking architectural, landscape, interior and urban design projects for private, commercial and educational clients. Melbourne. He’s championed Indigenous led design thinking for over 25 years as a registered architect in NSW and VIC.

Helene Frichot
Architectural theorist and philosopher, writer and critic, Hélène is Professor of Architecture and Philosophy, and Director of the Bachelor of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Guest Professor and the former Director of Critical Studies in Architecture, as well as Professor of Critical Studies and Gender Theory, in the School of Architecture, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Stockholm, Sweden, where she was based between 2012-2019.

Paris Hadfield
Paris is a Research Fellow in Urban Innovation with the Connected Cities Lab (CCL) and a PhD Candidate (final stages) in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Paris was awarded a PhD scholarship by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living’s Future Cities programme and a travel grant from the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges. Paris has guest-lectured in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning on theories of urban resilience and sustainability transitions, and tutors undergraduate and postgraduate students in geography and urban planning.

Simon Elchlepp
Simon looks after the Faculty’s relations with its alumni, making sure that there is value in being a part of the ABP alumni community. If we have your email address on record, you will have received invitations from him to alumni events, volunteer programs and many other opportunities that we hope link our alumni back to their alma mater. He is also very passionate about presenting the extraordinary work of our students and researchers to our alumni.

Hao Wu
Hao is Senior Lecturer in Property. He has conducted research on commercial property markets and cycles in China. Dr Wu has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of International Housing Markets and Analysis. Dr Wu is member of the Australian Property Institute (API). He has previously served on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS) Victoriana & Tasmanian Professional Committee (2008-2012) and on the training and education committee of the Australian Property Institution Victorian Chapter (2008-2012).