Watch Sarah Lynn Rees and Danièle Hromek yarn about some tricky challenges of the moment. Amidst all the interest and enthusiasm, how can we avoid simply picking out the easy bits and thereby diminishing the potential of Designing with Country?

Purchase access to the full recording via Vimeo on demand. (See below for Parlour Collective and concession codes, along with CPD details.)

This yarn is, in some way, a love letter to you all. We believe everyone’s intentions are good – but we are concerned. We’ve enjoyed seeing how much enthusiasm there is for developing understandings of how to work with Country, culture and community over the past few years. We know that nobody is able to design with Country to the fullest extent of what that could mean – not even us. Clients and systems don’t currently allow it. We are doing everything we can to make it better for the next generation.

But we need to chat. Because we are seeing too much behaviour that only threatens to diminish what Designing with Country could really mean. This yarn provides some examples of our experiences and why we think these range from innocuous to dangerous. Perhaps most importantly, it includes a conversation about how you can avoid being another person who takes the parts they like, or are convenient, without recognising the importance of a holistic understanding. We want to see a future where what Designing with Country means can reach its true potential for the health and wellbeing of Country.


  • $38 Parlour Collective (To access this use the promo code Collective at checkout).
  • $50 General
  • $11 Concession (Anyone who needs it – students, those not working, part-timers etc. To access this use the promo code Concession at checkout.)

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Proceeds above the costs of delivering the DD Yarns program support the work of Deadly Djurumin. If you represent an Aboriginal organisation please contact Parlour to obtain access at no cost.


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

Once the questions are completed, you will receive an email from Google forms with your responses. Please keep this – it provides the evidence of attendance and completion. Please note, separate CPD certificates will not be issued. If you can’t find the email, remember to check your spam folder and whitelist in your email system.

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This session was recorded live on Zoom on Friday 3 March 2023. Deadly Djurumin Yarns are a collaboration between Deadly Djurumin and Parlour.