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Michael Hromek

Indigenous design thinking conversations

Michael Hromek

Michael Hromek (Budawang/Yuin) is the Technical Executive of Indigenous (Architecture) Design and Knowledge at WSP. His role involves the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge and culture in the designs of important infrastructure and built environment projects helping to create strong and culturally respectful relationships with Indigenous communities. Michael is a researcher and professional tutor at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research. He has a range of specialisations in design, theory and architecture. These include the nature of design and its role towards society and the relationships between theory and practice in planning, society and the city. Michael is currently completing a PhD at UTS and teaches in Bachelor of Design in Architecture covering architectural design and history and theory subjects. His thesis focuses on the idea of the urban indigenous community in Redfern and how this community’s values have been spatialised in built form.

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Indigenous design thinking conversations

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?

Tuesday 21 May, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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