Finding Country – Kevin O’Brien BVN
July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ged [Meriam: home-place, womb]
A house is something we own, a home something we belong to. It is therefore reasonable to argue that what we belong to constitutes much more than bricks and mortar. Indeed, as citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia the question that remains unanswered is how can homelessness exist in our own nation?
In examining this question, it is possible to elicit a broader understanding of home through the lens of Country. Here, Country is described as a complete synthesised system between ourselves, the land, what we build and the way we sustain the things that matter. Kevin’s talk will be followed by a panel on Indigenous Housing.
ABOUT KEVIN O’BRIEN
Kevin O’Brien is a descendent of the Kaurereg and Meriam people of Far North Queensland, and a Brisbane based architect. In 2017 he was appointed Professor of Creative Practice at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, and in 2018 he joined BVN as a Principal.