International Indigenous Design Charter

The International Indigenous Design Charter (the Charter) was co-authored by Dr Russell Kennedy, Dr Meghan Kelly from Deakin University, School of Communication and Creative Arts and Jefa Greenaway from Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV), Greenaway Architects, and Melbourne University. In consultation with Australian and international community representatives (for a full list please see appendix 4.2 of the document) the Charter has been created to serve as a living document for ongoing consideration for the best practice protocols when working with Indigenous knowledge in commercial design practice. The International Indigenous Design Charter extends on the Australian Indigenous Design Charter—Communication Design which was co- authored by Dr Russell Kennedy and Dr Meghan Kelly from Deakin University and developed in collaboration with the Deakin University, Institute of Koorie Education (IKE), Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV) and the Management and Executive Board of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). The International Indigenous Design Charter takes into consideration the needs of the diverse design communities and cultures globally.