Go Back to Where You Came From—Indigenous Design: Past | Present | Future Symposium

18 July 2018
21 July 2018

ico-D is pleased to endorse Go Back to Where You Came From—Indigenous Design: Past | Present | Future Symposium  organised by Member Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne to be held 18–21 July.


Register for the Symposium here.

Indigenous design perspectives are gaining great currency recently in Australia and in Melbourne in particularly. However, the contribution, methodology and inspirations of Indigenous design professionals and thinkers is largely concealed from view.
Titled ‘Go Back to Where You Came From: Indigenous Design—Past | Present | Future’ the inaugural Symposium of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP) has been carefully curated as a provocation to explore the role of Indigenous design, to showcase a range of established local and international First Nations design practitioners across a diversity of disciplines and an opportunity to reveal design approaches, which straddle interconnected themes of culture, Country and identity.
This gathering will reveal a range of distinct insights drawn from many experiences, people and forms of cultural expression, including but not limited to architecture, landscape architecture, communication design, planning, interior design, spatial design along with community perspectives
An Indigenous led approach to knowledge exchange seeks to embrace complexity, demystify and challenge stereotypes, while celebrating history, memory and place.
This is entirely an Indigenous led initiative, with Indigenous design practitioners and academics constituting all the speakers and will focus on the importance of place, and Indigenous perspectives on placemaking covering disciplines, including:
— Architecture
— Archaeology
— Communication Design
— Industrial Design
— Interior Design
— Landscape Design
— Spatial Design
The MSDs ‘Indigenous Cultural Design Competency’ E-learning module will be launched at this time, as well as talking about the International Indigenous Design Charter, among many other exciting conversations.
All speakers confirmed. See the speakers here.

Convenor: Melbourne School of Design
Partners: Koorie Heritage Trust | Murrup Barak | Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria (IADV)

Official Website for Go Back to Where You Came From - Indigenous Design: Past | Present | Future Symposium 
ico-D Member profile page: Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne 
Symposium registration here



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