Is Indigenous Design the New Blak?

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13 Mar 2021

11 am – 12.30 pm (AEST)

University of Queensland Art Museum
The James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre Building University Drive The University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane Queensland 4072
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As the desire to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge systems and narratives within the built environment increases, how do we ensure these engagements are genuine and are done with integrity? 

Indigenous-led projects that centre First Nations perspectives through engagement with Indigenous architects, planners, designers and the community create opportunities for Indigenous knowledge to be at the centre of design processes. Indigenising architecture and urban spaces begins a process that allows for a reimagining of the transformative potential of contemporary architecture and architectural practice. Understanding the way Country connects community practices, storytelling and relationships with the land is central to understanding the potential for Indigenous-led architectural projects to engage with site-specific design in new and meaningful ways.

Held on the front lawn of the UQ Art Museum inside Richard Bell's Embassy, join special guests Georgia Birks and Erin McDonald as they interrogate what it means to be a young Aboriginal woman practising architecture and design.

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Erin McDonald
Cox Architecture

Brisbane

Georgia Birks
Architecture Media

Melbourne

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