Synapse SAIF (Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund)

The built project, Synapse Warner Street is a part of the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund. The facility is supported accommodation for people with acquired brain injury. Methodology of designs for the site focused on idea of reconnecting to Country through stimulation of colours textures and smells.

Australian Indigenous Design Charter Communication Design

The Australian Indigenous Design Charter – Communication Design is a written document with protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in communication design practice. The purpose of the document is to help facilitate an accurate and respectful representation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in design and associated media. It is an open document that is reviewed on a regular basis and modified as required.

Shaping Country

A written research report about cultural engagement in Australia’s built environment. The report focuses on adapting the way processes are used to design built environments to include community, culture and Country.

Guruwaal (Alumni Green), University of New South Wales

Guruwaal 2021 is a community led art installation in the Alumni Green of University of New South Wales. The artwork was designed and led by local Aboriginal Knowledge Holders and Custodians. The artwork draws upon the narratives, histories and language of the local Aboriginal community and is connected to the knowledges of place and the deep histories of Country that are embedded within the community.

Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country, published in 2021, is the second book in a six-book series. The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas, with the second book focusing on Design. The book explores building on Country and two different ways of understanding the natural world: ancient and modern.

Narrative, Self and Engagement: An Immersive T(r)opical Experience

This paper is written to be a reference tool for educators who wish to expand their design studio learning environments. The paper discusses the complexities of acknowledging and understanding the interface of cultures that exist within our society. It outlines a workshop methodology that embeds cultural differences and acceptance into design studio thinking.

For our Country – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial

For our Country is a memorial at the Australian War Memorial that commenmorates the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Peoples. The built project was designed by Kudjala/Gangalu/Kuku Yalanji/Waka Waka/Gubbi Gubbi/Wangerriburra/Bandjalung man Daniel Boyd from North Queensland. The memorial manifests a deep connection to the land and reflects importance of protecting Country.

Gunaikurnai Whole-of-Country Plan

This Whole-of-Country Plan is a written document developed by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, with the assistance of Native Title Services Victoria. The Whole of Country Plan document aims to bring together and add to the discussions that Gunaikurnai people have had during their fight for Native Title, and paint a picture of how they are now going to move forward. The document features culture, Country, a strategic framework, plan implementation and measuring progress.

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