Event Michael Mossman: Aura | Country | Terror | Refrain

Michael Mossman: Aura | Country | Terror | Refrain


30 September 2023

Academic and architect Michael Mossman (Kuku Yalanji) shares new ideas on the concepts of aura, Country, terror, and refrain, inspired by his involvement in Daniel Boyd: Rainbow Serpent (Version) at Gropius Bau, Berlin earlier this year.

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Guest Info
  • Dr Michael Mossman is a Kuku Yalanji man from Gimuy/Cairns in Far North Queensland who lives and works on the Country of the Gadigal People in Eora/Sydney. Michael is a lecturer, researcher, and Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. He is a registered architect (non-practicing) and First Nations Design Strategy Consultant with over 20 years of professional practice experience who advocates Country and First Nations issues in the architectural profession at educational, practice, and policy levels.

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