“It is time to join our circle!” Watch Georgia Birks and Danièle Hromek yarn about the many ways non-Indigenous designers and built environment professionals can forge genuine and enduring relationships with Country.
Didjarigura, that’s enough – Danièle invites others to join in.
The opportunities of designing with Country are beyond what any of us can imagine at this moment in time. At the very least, designing with Country means design of this continent – and of each place – that does no harm to Country, culture, or the people of Country.
Ideally, every built environment professional would aspire to build genuine and enduring relationships with Country, community and culture to enable them to design with Country. Without such relationships, there is a great risk that built environment professionals will only appropriate culture. This is a pressing matter, as practitioners balance new regulatory requirements and cultural and moral imperatives with ever-present pressures of projects and practice.
The big question is “How do we do it?!” Georgia Birks and Danièle Hromek have been working on a dossier in Architecture Australia that responds to this question. It aims to provide insight and examples of how built environment professionals can respond genuinely to Country and First Nations cultures, while also meeting their obligations in terms of regulation and government guidelines.
In this yarn Georgia and Danièle discuss the dossier, its contents, the critical ideas behind it, and the authors – all of whom bring long-term aspirations to make a lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of Country, and have a positive impact on the future of culture and, of course, First Nations peoples.
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This session was recorded live 2 June 2023. The Deadly Djurumin Yarns are a collaboration between Parlour and Deadly Djurumin.