From interior and product design, to landscape, architecture and town planning, the exhibition will look at how Indigenous design is defined, received and made visible in Australia’s contemporary design landscape. This exhibition shows how Aboriginal-led design continues to respond to contemporary issues and traverses the design spectrum while paying homage to its history.
Featured designers include Paul Herzich (landscape), Haus of Dizzy (jewelry), Nicole Monks (interior/furniture) and Injalak Arts (textile). The exhibition is curated by architect Jefa Greenaway.
[Main image: Nicole Monks, Marlu Collection, 2015. Created for the Australian Design Centre. Photographer: Boaz Nothman, photo courtesy of the Koorie Heritage Trust]
Cultural appropriation is an uneasy topic in architecture, but a new generation of young design practitioners is ready to change the paradigm. Louis Mokak, director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV), questions Australia's colonial heritage - both in thought and practice
Tomoko and Takaaki Shiratori have lived all over Japan; from a 'New Town' in Yokohama, to Aichi Prefecture and now in Nerima, Tokyo. Their shared love of gardening means the rooftop is filled with fruits and vegetables, while Tomoko has a passion for reading aloud and talking, which she says, keeps her energised!
Jurien Bay and Wedge Island in Western Australia were landscapes once dominated by informal settlements. However, suburban developments are now reaching WA's central coast. Felix Joensson, from our West Coast partners Future West, asks the question – how do we create beachfront suburbs with soul?