BLAKitecture: A Bid For Transparency


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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.

The session will run for 2 hours. The first 45 minutes will be a speakers yarn, followed by 45 minutes of workshopping barriers and opportunities with the audience. The final 30 minutes is the manifesto session where the speakers and the audience collectivly contribute to the Manfiesto by putting forward ideas for change.

MPavilion’s fifth annual BLAKitecture forum aims to centralise Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, the representation of histories, and the present and future states of our built environments. BLAKitecture is curated by MPavilion’s program consultant Sarah Lynn Rees.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2022.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.