Spatial Justice, Land Rights and Cultural recognition

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Call for Papers
June 28, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Geography, Sociology, Cultural History / Studies, Borderlands, Anthropology

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE Announcement: Alison Page
Founder of the Australian National Aboriginal Design Agency.

The University of Calgary welcomes Alison Page as keynote speaker at the CULTURES, COMMUNITIES and DESIGN hybrid conference, June 28-30, 2022. The themes will be spatial justice, land rights and cultural recognition

ALISON PAGE is the founder of the National Aboriginal Design Agency. A Walbanga and Wadi Wadi woman, she is an award-winning designer and film producer whose career links Indigenous stories and traditional knowledge with contemporary design. In 2015 was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia's Hall of Fame. 

She teaches at the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney, and is also an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University’s School of Communication and Creative Arts. 

Her most recent book was co-authored with the anthropologist, Paul Memmott, and was published in 2021 by Thames & Hudson Australia & New Zealand, ‘Design: Building on Country’.


As it celebrates its 50th Year anniversary in 2021-22 with CULTURES, COMMUNITIES and DESIGN conference, the Faculty of Environmental Design / School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary welcomes Alison as their keynote speaker.

Colleagues wishing to participate at the conference (VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON) should visit the website


A special publication strand will be developed if possible around issues of indigenous and First Nation rights

Abstracts: 01 April, 2022

Contact Info: 

Fabian Neuhaus, Lorraine Gess, Joseph Reed