Researcher biography

Carroll Go-Sam is Dyirbal gumbilbara bama of Ravenshoe, North Queensland. A graduate with B.Arch (Hons) UQ in 1997 and lectures in the School of Architecture. She has research interests in Indigenous architecture where it intersects with public, civic, social and institutional architecture. Carroll is engaged in research, consultation and design practitice with specific interests in Indigeneity in architecture, civic spaces and Indigenous-led models of housing. She co-led the Gununa Futures research project (2022-2024) and UQ's Campuses on Countries Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Design Framework (2020-21).

Carroll has presented at national and international events, symposia and conferences including Asis Pacific Architectural Forum, SAHANZ, IASTE, Brisbane Writers Festival, academic symposia and MPavillion Blakitecture. She was formerly Indigenous Design Place researcher (2017-2019) and worked on the research consultancy about safe drinking water in the Torres Strait Islands. The recipient of an ARC Discovery Indigenous Award (2014-2016) on Defining the Impact of Regionalism on Aboriginal Housing and Settlement.

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