Join our free webinar to hear how indigenous community designers, Rebecca Kiddle and Danièle Hromek, are pushing the boundaries of the academy, community development and design practice and principles by ensuring that indigenous design, knowledge and practice and the voices of community are front and centre in their work. Hear about some of their highlights and ongoing challenges with their work and the difference it is making for those who collaborate with them.
A recent publication of their work (in which Rebecca is an editor) is in an international publication: Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture (2018). Danièle challenged traditional academic referencing in her recently submitted PhD, eschewing non-indigenous theorists and creating a referencing system that privileges and validates indigenous knowledge in its various forms. Volume II of Our Voices is due to be published soon.
We recommend this webinar to anyone who is interested in Maori research, design of communities and community spaces, place-based learning and indigenous design.
About the Presenters
Dr Rebecca Kiddle
Rebecca Kiddle (Ngati Porou, Nga Puhi) is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She has a PhD and MA in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University, UK and an undergraduate degree in politics and Maori studies. She is the co-chair Poneke for Nga Aho Network of Maori Designers and a panel member on the Auckland Urban Design Panel. Her research focuses on Aotearoa New Zealand place identity and place-making, decolonising cities and the design of educational space.
Danièle (Budawang of the Yuin Nation) is a spatial designer, speculative designer and public artist, fusing design elements with installations, sculptural form and research. Her design practice works in the intersection of architecture, interiors, urban design, performance design and fine arts. As an Aboriginal designer her work is grounded in her cultural and experiential heritage. Her work often considers the urban Aboriginal condition, the Indigenous experience of Country and contemporary Indigenous identities. Gaining her experience globally, she has lived in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vancouver and Sydney.