University of Melbourne
SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor
Fiona Johnson is a Landscape Architect. She has extensive teaching experience as a design studio leader at both the University of Melbourne and RMIT. Her research and writing have been published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, as well as co-authoring the book Indigenous Place: Contemporary Buildings, Landmarks and Places of Significance in South East Australia and Beyond. Fiona is Studio Director at Lucernal, a hybrid creative practice, creators of award-winning 'Little Ruin'(2023).
Featured Project Name:
RE-MAKING INDIGENOUS PLACE IN MELBOURNE TOWARDS A VICTORIAN CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION CENTRE
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author of student work
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This book is an account of student work that has emerged from a dozen architecture and landscape architecture studios focused on Indigenous placemaking in Melbourne. Students have grappled with two key questions: Firstly, what new strategies might emerge for architecture and landscape architecture in Melbourne if time and place are conceptualised through an Indigenous lens? Secondly, how do we as designers, in the absence of many Indigenous architects, engage with other ways of knowing place?