Self-Determined Architecture: Facilitating Cultural Futures and Education with the First Nations Longhouse

By Marina Lommerse and Julia (Julie) Cathrina Lommerse.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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How the built environment plays a role in cultural rebuilding is not always clear. To explore this question, this study examines the First Nations Longhouse at UBC in Vancouver Canada.

Keywords: Indigenous Peoples of North America, Decolonisation, Indigenous Architecture, Self-Determination, Indigenous Education

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.19-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 6.719MB).

Assoc. Prof. Marina Lommerse

Marina is an award winning interior architect and educator. In 2001 she was a finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching. She links her research and teaching by conducting design workshops relating to place and culture in communities in Western Australia and Southeast Asia. Her current research: 'Developing a creative cluster framework to build innovation and capacity in Western Australia', involves the development of craft and design clusters in Western Australia for FORM Contemporary Craft and Design. The research involves facilitating the creative development and curating a series of exhibitions: 'designXchange’in 2004; and 'Made in Midland', 'Riches of Isolation: unearthing Western Australia’s creative potential'2006; and Unveiled in 2006. Marina has published internationally and presented at a number of national and international conferences.

Julia (Julie) Cathrina Lommerse

Julie has a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor degree in Recreation Administration. She is a park planner and designer with the District of Saanich on Vancouver Island British Columbia, and is in the process of obtaining her professional designation with the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects. Her interests include planning and design of recreational spaces including parks, public spaces and resorts. She is interested in environmental psychology and the psychological, physical and community health effects recreational spaces have on people and communities.


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