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Humanitarian Architecture Week 2019: Indigenous Architecture & Design Forum

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Koorie Heritage Trust

Level 3, The Yarra Building Federation Square

Corner Flinders & Swanston streets

Birrarung Ga (Melbourne), VIC 3000

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HUMANITARIAN ARCHITECTURE WEEK 2019

INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FORUM:

CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CLOSING THE GAP

The Indigenous Architecture and Design Forum will explore the nexus between cultural heritage, design and the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples. The presenters will discuss the incorporation of cultural heritage in architecture and landscape architecture to increase outcomes for Indigenous peoples and contribute to ‘Closing the Gap.’

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Please contact Ryan Moroney via ryan.moroney2@rmit.edu.au or on 0476 151 703.

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Esther Charlesworth

Dr Esther Charlesworth is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University and is the Director of the Humanitarian Architecture Research Lab (HARB). She is the founding Director of Architects Without Frontiers and the Academic Director of the Master of Disaster, Design and Development degree (MoDDD) at RMIT.

Jenine Godwin-Thompson (Yuggera)

Dr. Jenine Godwin-Thompson has a long career as an agent for change. She was a has worked in a multitude of Aboriginal agencies and organisations as a strong Aboriginal leader and advocate for community leadership and self-determination. Jenine was the first Aboriginal person in Australia to be awarded a PhD in architecture.

Elizabeth Grant (Familial ties: Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Aotearoa)

Dr Elizabeth Grant, CF is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University. Elizabeth has a distinguished international record in the field of Indigenous architecture with specialist interests in the design of institutional environments for Indigenous peoples for increased outcomes. She is a Churchill Fellow and holds adjunct Professorship/Associate Professorship at the Universities of Canberra and Queensland respectively.

Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan / Kamilaroi)

Jefa Greenaway is a nationally recognised architect, the Director of Greenaway Architects, and the Director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV). Jefa also plays a crucial role in his role as an academic leading teaching and curriculum development at the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne.

Paul Herzich (Kaurna / Ngarrinjeri)

Award winning, Aboriginal registered landscape architect and visual artist, Paul Herzich is the only registered practising Aboriginal landscape architect in Australia. Paul was the first Aboriginal student to complete both Bachelors of Design Studies and Landscape Architecture at the University of Adelaide. He currently practises with the Office for Design and Architecture (ODASA), and also takes on public art projects through his own practice, Mantirri Design.

Martyn Hook

Professor Martyn Hook is the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, consisting of multiple creative disciplines including Design Innovation and Technology, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. As an architect and critic, Martyn has lectured internationally on his own practice and more broadly on Australian architecture. Within his industry focus, Martyn also maintains his role as a Director of Iredale Pedersen Hook architects.

Michael Hromek (Budawang / Yuin)

Descended from the Budawang tribe of the Yuin Nation, Michael Hromek is the Technical Executive of Indigenous (Architecture) Design and Knowledge at WSP. His role involves the incorporation of Indigenous knowledges and cultures in the designs of important infrastructure and built environment projects to create strong and culturally respectful relationships with Indigenous communities. Michael is also an academic at the University of Technology, Sydney.

David Kaunitz

David Kaunitz is an Australian architect (also registered in the United Kingdom). David Kaunitz is a Director of Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, a multi-award winning internationally recognised practice. The practice combines their extensive commercial experience with David’s knowledge of working with communities.

Russell Kennedy

Dr Russell Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer of the Bachelor of Design within the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. Russell’s areas of expertise include designing with Indigenous Knowledges, and the policy and protocols for respectful and cross-cultural representation in communication design practice. His important work in this area has led to the development of the award winning International Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design.

Mark Loughnan

Mark Loughnan is a Principal, Board Director and Global Head of Architecture at HASSELL. Mark has a diverse history in a wide range of building typologies with a focus on public and civic architecture. Mark has successfully led the design of projects including the New Museum for Western Australia, Darling Harbour Live / Sydney International Convention Centre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, The University of Melbourne Western Edge Biosciences, the Advanced Engineering Building, The University of Queensland, Medibank Place and Flinders Street Station International Design Competition.

Ryan Moroney

Ryan Moroney is a practicing architect and project coordinator at Architects Without Frontiers Australia. He works across neighbourhood and international development projects that aim to make social cohesion, connection to place and local knowledge a priority for policy, planning and the design of buildings and neighbourhoods.

Sarah Lynn Rees (Palawa)

Sarah Lynn Rees is a Palawa woman descending from the Plangermaireener people of north-east Tasmania. She has practised in London prior to retuning to Birrarung Ga (Melbourne) and works with the award-winning firm, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. Sarah is a Charlie Perkins Scholar, international design innovator and thinker, both teaching at many schools of architecture and is a leader of national and international discourses on Indigeneity, architecture and design.

Marni Reti (Koori / Mauri)

Marni Reti is a proud Palawa and Ngatiwai woman, born and raised on Gadigal land. Marni one of the first recipients of the prestigious Droga Indigenous Architecture Scholarship at the University Technology of Sydney where she is completing her Master of Architecture degree. She is currently working at the award-winning firm Kaunitz Yeung Architecture who have been recognised nationally and internationally for their projects working with and for Indigenous communities.

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Image: Ngarara Place | RMIT University | Design: Greenaway Architects photo credit: Peter Casamento

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ACCESSIBLITY AND PARKING

The event will be held at the Koorie Heritage Trust, which is on level 3 of the Yarra building, Federation Square. Wheelchair access to level 3 is via a lift in the Yarra building lobby. Once on level 3, all rooms in Koorie Heritage Trust have disability access. There is an all gender wheelchair accessible toilet available.

Federation Square has its own multi-level car park, which is accessible from Russell Street or Batman Ave (Exhibition Street extension – City Link). The Federation Square Car Park is open 24hrs and has accessible spaces located next to the lift on each level.

The Koorie Heritage Trust is well serviced by public transport including trams along Swanston Street/St Kilda Road and Flinders Street. It is also located in close proximity to Flinders Street Station. There is also a taxi rank outside Flinders Street Station.

CONTACT

Please let us know if you have any questions and/or accessibility requirements. Answer in the text box when registering through eventbrite or contact ryan.moroney2@rmit.edu.au or call 0476 151 703

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NOTE: This forum may be photographed and/or filmed. Your recorded image may be used by RMIT in printed and electronic publications for promotional and educational purposes, and may be made available to the media and other third parties. By attending this event you are agreeing to RMIT using your image for these purposes, however should you wish to NOT be filmed or photographed please advise the event organiser prior or on the day.


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Level 3, The Yarra Building Federation Square

Corner Flinders & Swanston streets

Birrarung Ga (Melbourne), VIC 3000

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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