Selected Publications and Conference Papers

2015, Fantin, S “Housing conditionality, Indigenous lifeworlds and policy outcomes: Palm Island Study.” Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Final Report No. To be confirmed.

2015, Fantin, S “Tropical Living Machine: Planchonella House”, Houses Magazine, August.

2015, Fantin, S. Allwood, B and Law, L. “Design for Climate Change- Tropical Australia.Sanctuary Magazine, Issue 30.

2014, Fantin, S. Allwood, B & Cui, M. “The Least House Necessary: A Design Philosophy from Northern Australia.” In Architecture Technology Journal, Beijing, May 2014.

2014, Fantin S “Oribin House + Studio (1956-58) Revisited”, Houses Magazine, April.

2013 Fantin, S & Fourmile, S. “Wabu Gadun Bulmba Gurriny Mukanji Centre: A case study of intercultural design practice” presented at Sustainable International Leadership in Indigenous Research: pathways, potential and practice conference, James Cook University Cairns July 9-10., etropic Journal. July.

2013 Fantin, S “(-) Glass House”, Houses Magazine, Sept 

2013 Fantin, S “Book Review - The Biggest Estate on Earth” by Bill Gammage, Architecture Australia, July

2012 Fantin, S. Bulmba, Wanga, Dwelling: learning how to make Indigenous places. Conference Paper presented at National Housing Conference Brisbane 30 Oct - 2 Nov.

2012 Fantin, S “The Least House Necessary” lecture and interactive design workshop for Tropical Green Building Network and for National Women’s Week 2011.

2011, Fantin, S “Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal”, Architecture Australia, Nov

2011 Fantin, S & Lane, F “Totems, Tokens and Tuning in...”, paper presented at Austropex Conference Cairns, 12th August.

2009 Memmott, P et al Indigenous Home ownership on Community Title Lands, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, May 2009. 

2009 Fantin, S & Greenop, K “Sorcery and Spirits: Considerations for Contemporary Indigenous Housing” in Cultural Crossroads Proceedings, Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), Auckland, to be presented in July.

2008 Fantin, S “Which Way?” in Architecture Australia, Jan-Feb, P37 -38.

2007 Fantin, S “Northern Monsoonal Architecture” in Memmott, P. Gunyah, Goondie & Wurley, University Qld Press, St Lucia. P156-181

2007 Fantin, S “Symbolism and Meaning in Aboriginal Architecture” in Memmott, P. Gunyah, Goondie & Wurley, University Qld Press, St Lucia. P232-257.

2005 Fantin, S “Tropical Urban” in Architecture Australia, Jan-Feb

2005 Memmott, P & Fantin, S “The Study of Indigenous ethno¬architecture in Australia” in Rigsby, B & Peterson, N (eds), Donald Thomson: the man and the scholar. p185-210

2004 Fantin, S “More than Just for Living” in Architecture Australia, September/October

2003 Fantin, S “Yolngu Cultural Imperatives and Housing Design: rumaru, mirriri and galka” in Take 2, RAIA, Canberra.

2003 Fantin, S “Transferring goanna essence: traditional Aboriginal place making and contemporary Aboriginal architecture” Progress Proceedings, Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), Sydney, Oct.

2003 Fantin, S “Aboriginal Identities in Architecture” in Architecture Australia, September/October

2003 Fantin, S Housing Aboriginal Culture in Northeast Arnhem Land. PhD Thesis, Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, Brisbane.

2003 Fantin, S “Dinosaur Conserve”, in Architecture Australia, Sept-Oct

2002 Fantin, S & Memmott, P “Yolngu Ceremonial Architecture” in Kaplan, J. & Taylor, B. (ed) The Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature. Continuum International, London

2002 Memmott, P & Fantin, S “Donald Thomson’s Contribution to the Study of Indigenous Ethno-Architecture in Australia.” [paper read at Centenary Anniversary Symposium on Donald Thomson at University of Melbourne, 13th-15th July 2001] in Rigsby, B. & Peterson, N. (eds) Donald Thomson’s Contribution to Anthropology, Academy of the Social Sciences, Canberra (in press).

2002 Fantin, S “Recognising Aboriginal architecture from northeast Arnhem Land: The ‘ancestral aesthetic’ in Yolngu dwellings and ceremonial structures.” Additions Proceedings, Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), Brisbane Oct4-7.

2002 Fantin, S The ‘ancestral aesthetic’ in YolÅ‹u dwellings and ceremonial structures from northeast Arnhem Land, Environment, Culture and Community Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, July 1-5.

2001 Memmott, P & Fantin, S ‘The Longrassers’. A strategic Report on Indigenous Itinerants in the Darwin and Palmerston Area. Vol1-3. In Association with the AERC, University of Qld, Brisbane.

2001 Fantin, S Towards a bi-cultural product in remote area Aboriginal housing. RAIA National Housing Conference. Adelaide. November 15-17.

2001 Fantin, S Considering Aboriginal Imperatives in Building Design. Community Technology 2001, Perth, July 3-7.

2001 Fantin, S Donald Thomson’s Contribution to Understanding Aboriginal Architecture. Thomson Symposium, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, July 13-17.

2000 Memmott, P. Long, S. & Fantin, S Post Occupancy Evaluation of IHANT & NAHS Projects in the Northern Territory; Cultural & Social Component. AERC, Brisbane

1999 Fantin, S The interrelationships between kinship, avoidance law and spatial organisation in Yolngu living environments in northeast Arnhem Land. Wip-lash. Postgraduate Conference University of Qld, August, Brisbane.

1998 Fantin, S Feeding the Fire. Circumpolar Housing Forum, conference paper, Yellowknife -Canada, September.