Fika is a weekly coffee conversation hour taking place at 10 a.m. at the Blue House every Thursday. Fikas are free and open to the public. Come enjoy conversation, coffee, and snacks.
This week, we'll be learning about about indigenous housing in remote regions of Australia with our own Blue House member Dr. Liam Grealy. In this conversation, Liam will introduce the work of the Housing for Health Incubator, its partnership with Healthabitat, and the relationship between housing and health. Sharing about his and his teams recent preliminary fieldwork in northern Australia, and how the remote community of Borroloola has had no new houses built despite government funding allocated for the past decade, and earlier in 2018 experienced contamination in the water supplies of town camps.
Liam is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney and a visiting research scholar in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University. He works in the Housing for Health Incubator, which examines the worlds of housing and infrastructure policy with a particular focus on remote Indigenous Australia.