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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.

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 collectively contribute to the Manifesto 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.