Dr Elizabeth Grant CF was Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the School of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Canberra. An architectural anthropologist and criminologist, Grant was the leading international scholar on the design of humane, non-institutional custodial environments for Indigenous peoples, a staunch advocate for the decarceration of women and children and a leading international researcher and practitioner for architectural and design projects that empower First Peoples.
She authored five books, over 70 papers, curated international exhibitions, researched and designed award winning projects which significantly contributed to reconceptualising Indigenous architecture and design as a practice, and a socio-political movement to achieve Indigenous autonomy and sovereignty. She was appointed the advisory panel and served as an expert witness to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory and contributed to numerous other national and international criminal justice reforms and architectural initiatives.
Dr Grant CF passed away on the 4th of July, 2022.
May she rest in power.
Sir Winston Churchill Fellow, International Correctional and Prison Association Excellence in Research Award