De-veil The Queen — A Pilgrimage Toward Decolonisation

Images from a project in Masters of Architecture
This masters-level project consists of a journey that attempts to force the pilgrim to confront the paradox between venerating colonial monuments and acknowledging our dark colonial past so that we may move toward a decolonised future. Scattered along the coast are a series of antimonuments  that draw attention to this paradox by subverting and antagonising local colonial architectures, drawing the pilgrim into necessary states of discomfort, vulnerability and contemplation.
The images were made by taking photographs on site and then collaging them in photoshop with rendered digital models.


I acknowledge the traditional owners of the unceded land on which I work and live — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Emma Lipschitz is a designer, drafter and maker who has been working professionally in architecture and design for over seven years. She has worked in Naarm/Melbourne and Mexico with firms such as Kennedy Nolan, Javier Sánchez Arquitectos and Comunal Taller.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Architecture (Hons).

Scale Models   •   Concept Models   •   Image Making
Construction Drawings   •   Digital 3d Modelling
Drafting   •   Object Design   •   Design Development
Analogue Photography   •   Architectural Detailing