AIA, AILA and PIA present ‘Indigenous Cultural Inclusion: How are we Engaging?’



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Howard Arkley Houses, artwork by Kayla Bode, photography by Zart Education.

In May, Ken Wyatt became the first Indigenous Australian to hold the role of Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and the first to sit in Cabinet. Since 2018, several Australian universities have also created new leadership roles for Indigenous advisers. This has coincided with the development of major new works that embed Indigenous cultures, knowledge and practices in campus development. This panel session focuses on emergent thinking and work across a broad range of contexts, with a focus on where we might and must go in future. This panel invites cross-sector participants from planning, architecture, landscape, property and construction to discuss practical examples of meaningful and inspiring engagement and/or outcomes.

Developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the Planning Institute of Australia.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.