Keynote 2: What matters in design (secondary and higher) education now and for the future

Carroll Go-Sam, University of Queensland

Carroll Go-Sam is Dyirbal gumbilbara bama of Ravenshoe, North Queensland. A graduate with B.Arch (Hons) UQ in 1997 and lectures in the School of Architecture. She has research interests in Indigenous architecture where it intersects with public, civic, social and institutional architecture. Carroll is engaged in research, consultation and design practitice with specific interests in Indigeneity in architecture and civic space and Indigenous-led housing. She is the co-lead of UQ's Campuses on Countries Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Design Framework (2020-21).

Carroll has presented at national and international events, symposia and conferences including Asis Pacific Architectural Forum, SAHANZ, IASTE, Brisbane Writers Festival, academic symposia and MPavillion Blakitecture. She was formerly Indigenous Design Place researcher (2017-2019) and worked on the research consultancy about safe drinking water in the Torres Strait Islands. The recipient of an ARC Discovery Indigenous Award (2014-2016). Along with Professors Jane Hunter, Paul Memmott and Mark Moran on the project; Defining the Impact of Regionalism on Aboriginal Housing and Settlement.

Professor Lisa Grocott, Monash University

Professor Lisa Grocott Director of WonderLab, a design and learning research lab. Before recently returning to Melbourne, Lisa spent the past 12 years at Parsons School of Design in New York. Half of that time she was the dean of academic initiatives and the past six years she was core faculty in the Transdisciplinary Design MFA program. Lisa collaborates with learning scientists from psychology, neuroscience and education to design research experiments that have social impact in the classroom and partners with universities on speculative design projects that explore the future(s) of higher education. She regularly publishes on design research and is currently a chief investigator on a federally funded research grant into teacher change and innovative learning through the University of Melbourne.


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Carroll Go-Sam

Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Engagem, University of Queensland
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Professor Lisa Grocott

Monash University Design Education


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Dr Kathryn Coleman

Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
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Dr Sarah Healy

Postdoctoral Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, UoM