Reconciliation—Be a Voice for Generations

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For National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2023, the DesignInc Sydney and Adelaide studios participated in a range of events to enable our teams to connect with, learn about and share knowledge with First Nations communities.

Events included:

  • Bush Tucker Tour lead by a First Nations guide at the Royal Botanic Garden on Gadigal Country. We walked the gardens and learned about Indigenous bush food and how these foods were used traditionally and adapted to the modern plate and palate.
  • Cultural Sharing Yarn with Wiradjuri architect Craig Kerslake, Director of Nguluway DesignInc, also worth 1 CPD point for registered architects. A 60-minute talk about Craig’s personal story as a Wiradjuri architect, touching on a range of questions and protocols around First Nations cultural knowledge.
  • Film screening of ‘Jasper Jones‘ in our Sydney studio on Gadigal Country.
  • Film screening of ‘You Can Go Now in our Adelaide studio on Kaurna Country with Vilis NRW donuts—part proceeds going to Tjindu Foundation.
  • Smoking Ceremony on Peramangk Country in regional South Australia for the new Mount Barker Hospital Emergency Department (designed by DesignInc Adelaide).
  • Yabarra – Dreaming in Light—a Virtual Reality 3D animation at Lot Fourteen on Kaurna Country. Originally produced as the signature event for Adelaide Fringe 2020, Yabarra – Dreaming in Light tells the Kaurna creation story of Tjilbruke, as interpreted by Karl Winda Telfer and the Williams clan.
  • Reconciliation Breakfast by the Property Council of South Australia on Kaurna Country. We enjoyed a cultural immersion by Jack Buckskin, and heard from the Hon Kyam Maher, Attorney General and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. A panel discussed reconciliation in the workplace.

Photograph of Jack Buckskin and the Hon Kyam Maher courtesy of Property Council of Australia