Blakitecture: The Manifesto
Monday 21 March
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK
Learning environments are supposed to be safe spaces in which students can feel they are uninhibited to ask anything and hopefully achieve a level of cultural competency previous generations of architects could only dream of. But, are you curious about how and why Indigenising the curriculum sometimes feels like there are persistent questions you never get to ask?
Here’s an open invitation to ask questions you’ve been too afraid to ask.Learn More
INDIGENISING CURRICULUM: LISTEN FIRST
For the entirety of the period architecture and design have been part of university curriculums, Indigenous culture and heritage, First Nations perspectives and understandings of Country have been largely absent—or if present viewed through an anthropological lens rather than as a living culture. In recent times it has become clear this is not good enough. Yet with already packed curriculums where do we start? This yarn will bring together three academics and practitioners to share their experiences and the work they are doing in relation to Indigenising curriculum.Learn More
tuesday 22 March
PLANNING WITH COUNTRY
The built environment industry is exploring how Country, community and culture can be embedded into their project outcomes. It is imperative that we first listen to Traditional Custodians and knowledge holders to inform how we plan with Country, which will form the basis of our discussion.Learn More
A BID FOR TRANSPARENCY
EOIs, RFTs and the complexities of bid writing are a challenge within themselves. In this context, how do we also then appropriately address Indigenous engagement and Indigenous knowledge with limited time, resources and probity requirements? This yarn brings together built environment practitioners and Indigenous engagement specialists to share their experience with overcoming these inherent challenges and explore what systemic changes are required to create better outcomes for Country, Culture and Community.Learn More
Wednesday 23 March
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
MOB, MEDALS AND MEDIA
In Australia, there is a growing interest in a collaborative design process that engages with First Nations communities, Elders, consultants and designers. With the continued momentum of Indigenous engagement through design and beyond, how are we representing and acknowledging Indigenous voices in architectural projects after completion, in publications and awards programs? Join us as we discuss progressive inclusivity of Indigenous voices across these two public platforms that promote and value “Australian” architecture.Learn More