This project investigates contemporary conditions of dwelling precarity on stolen Indigenous land.

  • Project dates: 2023–2026

2023 – 2026

Rather than focusing on precarious housing alone, the research considers the broader experience of dwelling ­– an idea that considers not just shelter or a physical place but also encompasses the sense of stability, safety, and belonging, including belonging to the Country. The project also considers how Australia’s history, one which is founded in the displacement and marginalisation of Indigenous people, affects current dwelling precarity more broadly.

By understanding the lived experience of dwelling precarity, and how these experiences interact with the state, the project aims to identify areas for change to benefit those experiencing dwelling precarity, grassroots organisations, policymakers, and practitioners.

The project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Key People

Associate Director & Deputies

Libby Porter

Libby Porter

Director, Centre for Urban Research

David Kelly

David Kelly

Deputy Associate Director, Geographies of Land, Home and Place

Priya Kunjan

Priya Kunjan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Geographies of Land, Home and Place

Geographies of Land, Home and Place brings together our expertise in understanding the places and land systems on which we live, how we are housed and the social geographies of inclusion and belonging.