BArch (Hons) Qld
PhD Research: "Urban Indigenous Place in Brisbane: Change and persistence."
Kelly Greenop is conducting research on urban Indigenous places in contemporary Brisbane. Fieldwork for a case study with the Indigenous community in Inala, in Brisbane’s outer South West is being conducted from 2006-2008. Investigations of which places are important, how they came to be so, and how they link with Indigenous identity systems in Inala are being carried out.
The research aims to establish the continuation of traditions in place maintenance and attachment, as well as newly emerging cultural activities and places with contemporary associations and attachments.
Mapping of Indigenous places of importance and personal significance is being carried out, in order to produce a decolonised Indigenous geography, parallel to settler versions of Brisbane.
In the course of research there is also investigation of how the research process ought to be carried out, what constitutes good ethics in the field, not only within the context of an administrative ethical clearance exercise.
Video, photography and other digital media are being used to produce materials that are more accessible that traditional written papers, and can contribute to the life and records of the researched community, as well as the academic research.
See Kelly Greenop's Inala Research website at: www.kellygreenop.weebly.com
Funding and Scholarships
UQ Return to Research Scholarship 2006-2009
Queensland Government ‘Growing the Smart State PhD Funding’ capital equipment, fieldwork and research scholarship 2007-2009
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, fieldwork research funding 2007-2009
Kelly teaches into a number of courses within the Architecture program at UQ:
ARCH3210 Culture, Environment & Design
ARCH4130 Architectural Studies 1
ARCH7032 Architectural Research 3 (Thesis Supervision)
Greenop, K. 2009 'Housing and Identity in an Urban Indigenous Community: Initial Findings in Inala, Queensland'. In Gatley, J. (Ed) Cultural Crossroads: Proceedings of the 26th International SAHANZ Conference, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2-5 July 2009. [CD]
Greenop, K. 2008 ‘Uncanny Brisbane: new ways of looking at Urban Indigenous Place’. Presented at the HISTORY IN PRACTICE: The 25th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australian and New Zealand [SAHANZ], Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 3-6 July 2008.
Greenop K. & Memmott, P. (2007), ‘Urban Aboriginal Place Values In Australian Metropolitan Cities: The Case Study Of Brisbane’ in Caroline Miller and Michael Roche (Eds), Past Matters: Heritage and Planning History— Case Studies from the Pacific Rim, Cambridge Scholars Press.
Greenop, K. & Memmott, P. (2006) ‘Contemporary Urban Aboriginal Place Values in Brisbane’ in Miller, C.L. & Roche, M.M. (Eds) 'Past matters: heritage, history and the built environment.' Proceedings from the 8th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 9-11 February 2006, Massey University, Wellington Campus, New Zealand, pp. 157-170.