Dina Ayoun Alsoud


Indigenous cultural identity in Metropolitan Melbourne had witnessed a lack of presence within the settler city. It is a synthetic product of interwoven processes stabilized and destabilized over time revealing social and cultural concerns. The neo-assemblage theory by DeLanda proposes that its components are not fixed but rather displaced and shaped by the interiorities of the indigenous cultural practices and the exteriorities of the settler city. An architectural response had emerged to instrumentalize this relation, yet there is still a physical absence of such hybridity in the city. Spacereassembled is a hybrid spatial tool to re-adapt usership, empower indigenous practices and make sense of Donald Thomson collection in a holistic approach of action-based learning.