reFrame: The Seven Grandfathers Teachings as an Indigenous design process Past Event

Presented by Dr Desiree Hernandez Ibinarriaga and Assistant Professor Howard Munroe.

Dr Desiree Hernandez Ibinarriaga Chamula (Mayan), Nahuatl (Aztec) and Euskaldunak (Basque) heritage is a collaborative and social design maker and thinker, a Lecturer at Monash University in the Faculty or Art, Design and Architecture, Unit Coordinator for Indigenous Research Methods and part of the Wominjeka Djeembana Lab Research cohort at Monash University. 

Howard Munroe, Red River Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of Industrial Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Howard’s academic research focuses on introducing Indigenous ways of knowing into current Industrial Design research pedagogies to help establish protocols that inform systems, sustainability and manufacturing processes. 

In this workshop the Seven Grandfathers Teachings, will be presented as an Indigenous design process participants can apply to and reflect on for their own projects. The Seven Grandfathers Teachings as a design process are iterative and non-linear, they have relationality between each other even though the holistic process can take designers to step one to seven.

This 2-hour Indigenous co-design workshop scaffolds how design frames and reframes a situation to support Indigenous knowledge systems and support the work of imagining new tomorrows and today such as decolonising and Indigenising design.

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This is a Free event. Ticketed with Eventbrite, presented online only via Zoom.


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Tue 30 Mar 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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31 Sturt St, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia