Michael McMahon is a researcher based at the Royal College of
Art and has been part of the curatorial team for the triennial since September
2018. He is a descendant of the Bundjalung people of North-East New South
Wales, Australia and his current research investigates how Indigenous
ontologies of land can inform the built environment. He completed an
undergraduate degree of architecture at RMIT and is currently studying a Masters
of Arts in Architecture at the Royal College of Art as a Roberta Sykes Scholar.
Before commencing his studies at the RCA Michael worked in practice and was a
director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV), a
not-for-profit organization that aims to strengthen Indigenous culture within
the built environment.