The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts will host two events next month, part of the national Office of Learning and Teaching research project ‘Recasting Terra Nullius - Indigenising Built Environment Education and Practice’*.
Two public workshops are planned for Tuesday, 15 October 2013; organised in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA - WA Chapter) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). The workshops will provide opportunities to discuss the aims of the project and to get vital feedback on how both planning and design education, and practice, can respond to the future challenges of working with Indigenous Australians.
WORKSHOP 1: For students and academics
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts (UWA)
Clifton Street, Nedlands
WORKSHOP 2: For practitioners & other professionals
Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC)
Level 2, 1002 Hay Street, Perth
Light refreshments will be provided at both workshops. All interested persons are welcome to attend. Register here
For further information please contact:
Associate Professor - Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts
Director of Teaching & Learning - School of Indigenous Studies
OLT Project Researcher
Recent events in Australian history have heightened recognition of the rights, interests, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia and internationally. Despite this, little has changed in Australian built environment and planning professional education (architecture, planning, landscape architecture, urban design) to integrate a better understanding of the need for engagement with Indigenous knowledge and cultural systems and relevant protocols, as distinct from cultural competency articulation.
While aspirations of including a better understanding of Indigenous Australian’s knowledge and cultural systems are embodied in the relevant agendas of the respective discipline professional Institutes and their Academies, little attempt has been made to realize this objective. This project seeks to re-dress this deficiency by providing Australian universities with tools to address practice realities and complexities through a nationally applicable cross-discipline educational module that will aid Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural literacy in this context.
Associate Professor Grant Revell | +61 8 6488 1566