Join designer and maker Alison Page along with architects Kevin O'Brien, Jefa Greenaway and Craig Kerslake for an insightful and important conversation...
Designing with Country
The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
Access and Inclusion
Join designer and maker Alison Page along with architects Kevin O'Brien, Jefa Greenaway and Craig Kerslake for an insightful and important conversation about Designing with Country. Discover how First Nations thinking provides relevant and inspiring ways to shape the built environment and a future Australia.
This session is for practitioners working across the creative industries – especially design, architecture, urban planning (and beyond) – as well as anyone interested in understanding how design can be enriched through Country and culture. With a focus on current landmark architectural projects including Atlassian HQ, Kimberwalli and Blak Box, the panel outlines their design methodologies across all practices. Learn about ways of shaping buildings, neighbourhoods and masterplans that blend Indigenous and non-Indigenous expectations of land to form harmonious precincts.
The idea of Country is drawn from a sense of belonging. When First Nations people talk about Country, it's about the place of their ancestors, stories, lore and knowledge. Acknowledging that a site belongs to a specific Country enables us to draw inspiration, ideas and opportunities directly from that place and the people who belong to it. Reaffirming relationships between people, knowledge and environment improves the possibilities for a non-conflicted future.
This is a deeply intellectual, emotional, and exciting sphere of thinking for those interested in all creative practice.