This public conversation will explore the potential of architecture and design integrity to facilitate social and cultural reconciliation measures. This panel discussion will consider how we can reimagine our engagement with the built environment across daily working practices, and how design can nurture more effective community and collaborative work models. Panellists representing Australia’s First Nations, education and design communities will be invited to reflect on how architecture can inspire workplace leaders to review their business-as-usual practices in contributing to the creation of more engaged and cohesive cities.
RMIT University’s OurPlace would be a central case study discussed by the panel. This ARM project exemplifies today’s progressive workplace activities and culture. It also aligns with MDW’s ‘Design the world you want’ theme by demonstrating how workplace and interior design can create opportunities for future students through integrated learning models.
With the project’s design objective seeking to unite Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff and students, RMIT OurPlace is an example of design achieving civic good in its capacity to unite cultural communities in a stimulating learning environment.
N’arweet Carolyn Briggs, Boonwurrung Foundation
Yemurraki Egan, Winner of Maurie Pawsey Scholarship for Indigenous Place Making
Dr Christine Philips, RMIT University
Jesse Judd, ARM Architecture
5:30pm arrival for 6:00pm start
6:00 – 7:30: Panel commences (1.5 hour discussion including audience question time at the end)
7:30 – 8:00: Panel ends, and guests mingle
Food and beverage supplied by ARM