Watch this very special yarn based on Danièle Hromek’s essay, “Give before you ask: Falling in love with Country”. Danièle begins this session with a talk based on this work, followed by a conversation with Sarah Lynn Rees.

Purchase access to the full recording via Vimeo on demand below (+ CPD).

Danièle Hromek on how she started thinking about falling in love with Country.

This yarn revolves around a recent essay by Danièle Hromek, “Give before you ask: Falling in love with Country“, which views sustainability through a matricentric worldview in which love for Nura [Country] is centred.

Danièle asks built environment professionals to step up and make their own connections with Nura in order to change feelings, decisions and actions – from possession and personal gain towards reciprocity. This involves a process of learning/unlearning/relearning, shifting beyond current ideas of ecological maintenance to care for Country – from conservation to restoration and cultural futures, from taking and demanding to giving, and from work to love. Without this change, our planet, our Mother, the earth will continue to suffer.

The essay “Give Before You Ask: Falling in love with Country” is published in Heritage, Indigenous Doing, and Wellbeing: Voices of Country, edited by Norm Sheehan, David S. Jones, Josh Creighton, Sheldon Harrington (Routledge, 2023).

The recording of the session has been edited to protect Indigenous cultural and intellectual property (ICIP). To learn more about ICIP, read this overview and refer to the Deadly Djurumin Yarn Law, lore & law.

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One hour of formal CPD on completion of the CPD questions. See here for the Learning Objectives for the series as a whole.

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This session was recorded live on 1 March 2024. The Deadly Djurumin Yarns are a collaboration between Parlour and Deadly Djurumin.