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Protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in professional design practice.

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Indigenous Design Means Business

International Indigenous Design Charter Walks the Talk in Hong Kong
The International Indigenous Design Charter sets a new benchmark for authentic cultural representation in professional practice at the 2018 annual Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BoDW). The Charter attracted considerable interest in a city which admits to be still navigating the process of decolonisation post the 1997 handover. Feature by Dr Russell Kennedy (January 2019)

Best Practice Guide: the International Indigenous Design Charter launched in Australia

Jefa Greenaway of the Wailan Kamilaroi Nations and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne discusses the development of the important cultural innovation tool, the International Indigenous Design Charter, a core document that now forms part of ico-D's Best Practices Resources. Article by Jefa Greenaway for ico-D on the occasion of the Charter's Australian launch. (May 2018)


INDIGO Project: International Indigenous Design Charter
ico-D interviews the three main authors of the International Indigenous Design Charter by Dr Russell Kennedy and Dr Meghan Kelly from Deakin University, School of Communication and Creative Arts in collaboration with Dr Brian Martin (Muruwari, Bundjalung,
Kamilaroi), Deakin University, Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) about this project. The document will be based upon the Australian Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design (AIDC: CD) by the same authors. (June 2017)

Deakin University to host INDIGO
On 20 November 2016 ico-D Member Deakin University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ico-D as a part of a formal commitment to transfer management of INDIGO, the International Indigenous Design Network, to Deakin University for the next five years. The agreement included a plan to launch the International Indigenous Design Charter as a flagship project for INDIGO during 10 Days to Change the World in Montréal next year at the World Design Summit.  (November 2016)