Jefa Greenaway is currently a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, focussing on Indigenous curriculum development, and is also director of Greenaway Architects, a holistic design practice undertaking architectural, landscape, interior and urban design projects for private, commercial and educational clients.
Jefa’s practice work includes such projects as the Koorie Heritage Trust, design principles for Aboriginal Housing Victoria and currently the Wilin Centre at the VCA and the New Student Precinct at the University of Melbourne. His project Ngarara Place is currently exhibited in the Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in Italy.
As founding chair of the not-for-profit advocacy group Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria (IADV), member of the Public Arts Advisory Panel (City of Melbourne) and the Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Oversight Committee (University of Melbourne), he seeks to amplify opportunities to embed Indigenous knowledge systems and design thinking within both practice and academia.
Jefa has been a key contributor towards the International Indigenous Design Charter as both an executive committee member and regional ambassador (Oceania) of INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Alliance) and recently curated Blak Design Matters, an exhibition at the Koorie Heritage Trust. He is also an architectural commentator with a regular segment for ABC Radio 774 Melbourne.