Karamia Muller

First Sāmoan woman in the world to receive a PhD in Architecture

Muller talks about architecture from an Oceanic perspective.

Does being Sāmoan shape your approach to architecture?

I am Sāmoan, and a member of the broader Oceanic community, and that shapes everything. I’m very interested in centring Oceanic voices, Oceanic spaces, and Oceanic narratives. It’s part of my genealogy. It’s a region that is rich, full of knowledge and ways of knowing and I love living in it, so yes, it does shape how I approach architecture.