Melbourne knowledge week
Melbourne Knowledge Week

Indigenous design thinking conversations

Tuesday 21 May, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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The International Indigenous Design Charter forecasts a design future led by the world’s oldest living cultures. Unpack the question of what is appropriate or appropriation and how we differentiate between these two terms?

Watch the live-recording of this event over on our Knowledge Melbourne Facebook page now. 

Hear from a stellar line-up of Indigenous designers and aligned speakers at this panel event exploring how Indigenous knowledge is shaping design practice. Listen to conversations about how the International Indigenous Design Charter can be applied in a local context to help facilitate the accurate and respectful representation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in design practice. Learn how the Charter, as a guiding document, can inform authentic and respectful outcomes when representing Indigenous culture in your professional practice and develop your understanding of how to engage with Indigenous knowledge appropriately. Join us in a discussion about the next steps on how the Indigenous Design Charter concept can be further explored in design education and professional practice.

Presented by Federation Square and Deakin University


Image credit: Feather Flower
Front cover of International Indigenous Design Charter
Designer: Glenda Nicholls (Wadi Wadi/Ngarrindgeri/Yorta Yorta)
Location: Koorie Heritage Trust Collection
Photographer: Graham Baring


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Dates and times

Tue 21 May,
5.30pm — 7.30pm


Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Wheelchair accessible

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