Indigenous Courthouse and Courtroom Design in Australia: Case Studies, Design Paradigms and the Issue of Cultural Agency

Julian Murphy, Elizabeth GRANT, Thalia Anthony

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If it is true that public buildings “…reflect the beliefs, priorities and aspirations of a people” (Powell 1995: ix), what do Australia’s public buildings say about Australians? More specifically, what does the design of Australia’s courthouses say about the beliefs, priorities, aspirations and agency of Australian people and in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of contemporary Indigenous Architecture
EditorsElizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert Refiti, Daniel Glenn
Place of PublicationSingapore, Singapore
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9789811069048
ISBN (Print)9789811069031
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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