Articles by: Dwelling Justice

Author Biography:

Linda Kennedy (she/her) is a Yuin, Gunnai, Wotjobaluk, Wiradjuri, Maltese interdisciplinary designer and creative practitioner focused on decolonising design.

Lidia Thorpe (she/her) is a Gunnai, Gunditjmara and DjabWurrung mother, grandmother, politician, businesswoman and activist and the first Australian Aboriginal Senator to represent Victoria.

Natalie Ironfield (she/her) is a Dharug person living on unceded Wurundjeri land, an educator and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne where her research focuses on the limitations and consequences of carceral reformism for First Nations people. 

Debbie Kilroy (she/her) OAM is an abolitionist, founding Director of Sisters Inside and law firm Kilroy & Callaghan Lawyers.

Roj Amedi (she/her) is a writer, strategist and community organiser, and a director of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and Overland Journal.

Idil Ali (she/her) is a proud Somali writer, performer, youth practitioner and community organiser living in Naarm, raised by the east African community in public housing.

Witt Gorrie (they/he) is a white trans abolitionist social worker who developed Beyond Bricks & Bars: Trans and Gender Diverse Decarceration Project alongside trans and gender diverse people and currently serves on the Incarcerated Trans and Gender Diverse Community Fund.

Elizabeth Flynn (she/her) is a Chinese Malaysian, Tiwi, Larrakia and Muslim woman working with Indigenous, refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant communities through arts and culture and currently research fellow at RMIT University.

Liz Strakosch (she/her) is a white Jewish heritage settler scholar based at the University of Melbourne doing research and teaching on Indigenous policy, colonialism, political relationships and new public management.

Natalie Osborne (she/her) is a teacher and researcher at Griffith University on environmental planning and critical geography and co-producer of Radio Reversal, a critical theory and political program broadcast on 4ZZZ.

Tina Grandinetti (she/her) is a scholar-activist and Uchinaanchu woman living on Kānaka Maoli lands researching housing justice in occupied Hawaiʻi and currently serving as Chief of Staff for Rep. Amy Perruso in the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives.

Tasnim Mahmoud Sammak (she/her) is a PhD candidate at Monash University’s Faculty of Education, a single mum of two boys and a Palestinian Muslim organiser in Naarm with Free Palestine Melbourne and Hirak.

David Kelly (he/him) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Research RMIT University researching precarious dwelling and housing injustice on stolen land.

Libby Porter (she/her) is a Professor of urban research at RMIT University researching and teaching on the urban processes that cause displacement and dispossession.

Dispatches from the Forum for Dwelling Justice

The Dwelling Justice Forum brought together leaders, activists, community-based practitioners, scholars and film-makers to stage a conversation about precarity, racial violence, incarceration and dispossession and how these dynamics shape the ways we dwell, and fight for dwelling justice, here on stolen land.