reFrame: Weaving Indigenous Perspectives in Design (Australia, NZ and Mexico) Past Event

Presented by Dr Tristan Schultz, Professor Lisa Grocott and Dr Desiree Hernandez Ibinarriaga

If you think of design as a relational practice, how might Indigenous knowing shape how we are in relation to country, to time, to community, to materials? This panel discussion begins with a short overview of the designers’ experiences engaging with Indigenous ways of knowing and being, weaving different perspectives from across design education, research and professional practice.

In this session, we will explore the embodied, situated, social, speculative and reflective orientation of design as a relational practice that can learn from and be deepened by an acknowledgment of Indigenous knowing and being. Part of the reFrame program, this online panel discussion will explore how an Indigenous lens can productively reframe colonial or modernist perspectives on design research, education and professional practice. Reference to existing Indigenous methodologies, research projects and case studies will frame the conversation before opening up for an interactive discussion.

Tristan Schultz

Tristan, Gamilaroi Aboriginal and European Australian, is the Director of Relative Creative, a leading strategic design agency, Honorary Adjunct Fellow at UTS and Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT.

Lisa Grocott

Lisa, Ngati Kahungunu and Pakeha New Zealander, is the research lead of the Future of Work and Learning program in Monash University’s Emerging Technologies Research Lab and the Director of WonderLab.

Desiree Hernandez Ibinarriaga

Desiree, Mayan, Aztec and Basque Mexican, is a critical co-designer and researcher within Monash University’s Wominjeka Djeembana Lab.

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Wed 31 Mar 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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