Dr Danièle Hromek's research considers Indigeneity in the built environment. It contributes an understanding of the Indigenous experience and comprehension of space, and investigates how Aboriginal people occupy, use, narrate, sense, dream and contest their spaces. Her research rethinks the values that inform Aboriginal understandings of space through Indigenous spatial knowledge and cultural practice, in doing so considers the sustainability of Indigenous cultures from a spatial perspective.
Research Projects (Selected)
Connecting with Country, Designing with Country and The Sydney Ochre Grid, Government Architect NSW [link] Back to Country: A Guided Reflection on Sovereignty, audio landscape experience [link] Cultural Mapping of Green Square, City of Sydney Council The (Re)Indigenisation of Space: Weaving narratives of resistance to embed Nura [Country] in design, Ph.D Research, UTS
'Defining Country' in Designing with Country, Government Architect NSW, discussion paper 2020 [link] 'Void. Terra Nullius. Country', Museums & Galleries NSW, exhibition essay 2020 [link] 'A cultural generational communal iterative generative collaborative relational theory of design', with Jacqueline Gothe, mini-chapter in book Theories of Design[ing] 2020 'Nura, Fire Law and First Peoples: Why all now-Australians must listen to those who were there first', gal-dem 2020 [link] 'Country: Sustaining and Maintaining, Sentient and Alive', excerpt from PhD published by Belvoir Street Theatre 2019 [link] 'Storytelling and Narratives on Country: a Yuin woman's perspective' (in press), chapter in book Cultural Principles and Protocols for Designers for projects or curricula working with Indigenous peoples, materials or communities, booklet co-authored with Terri Janke, 2019 'Sensing Materials of our Country' with Siân Hromek and Michael Hromek, article, Architecture Bulletin, vol.75 no.2, 2018 [link] 'Always Is: Aboriginal spatial experiences of land and Country', chapter in Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture, 2018 [link] 'Weaving Intentions', non-traditional research output, 2018 [link] 'Impact', catalogue essay, 2017 [link] 'Indigenous Materials Harvard UTS Referencing Guide' with Sophie Herbert, referencing guide, 2017 [link/link] 'Winyanboga Yurringa', non-traditional research output, 2016 [link] 'Covered by Concrete' with Siân Hromek and Michael Hromek, non-traditional research output, 2015 [link]
Speaking, Workshops (selected)
Regional Architecture Conference, 2019, Australian Institute of Architects, Byron Bay Valuing Our World Views, 2019, Community Research webinar [link] Planning Connects - Designing with Country, 2019, DPIE training & education webinar [link] Indigenous Design Symposium, 2019, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences BLAKitecture Women’s Business Yarning Circle, 2018, MPavilion Melbourne Place, 2018, Perspectives [link] Relationality and Design: Reclaiming Design Practice and Protocols and Subverting the Design Method, 2018, UTS Cultural Training for Visual Communications team, School of Design, 2018, UTS Cultural Immersion for The Australian Ballet, 2017, Old Ways New Incorporating Indigenous ecological, design and Country knowledge into the built environment, 2017, Yurlendj-nganjin (‘everyone’s knowledge’/’our intelligence’), Deakin University Indigenous portfolio discussion circle, 2017, Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia AGM, University of Sydney Always Was: Aboriginal spatial experiences of land and Country, 2017, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education Weaving Design into the Intersectionality of Design, 2017, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education First Peoples, Object and Country, 2017, University of Technology Sydney Love, Stories, Kin and Country, 2016, University of Technology Sydney Aboriginal Design/Spatial Considerations, 2016, barrangal dyara (skin and bones), Kaldor Public Art Projects [link] Indigenous Space, Place and Country, 2016, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney The Art of Storytelling, 2015, UTS Art Gallery