An Indigenous design charter developed by a consortium of academics and architects has won the Design Award of the Year at the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards announced recently.
The International Indigenous Design Charter was co-authored by Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan, Gamillaraay) from Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria, and keynote presenter at Tomorrowland 2018; Dr Russell Kennedy and Dr Meghan Kelly from Deakin University; and ProfessorBrian Martin (Muruwari, Bundjalung, Kamilaroi)and Ms Elly Chatfield (Gamilaraay) in association with Deakin University Institute of Koorie Education.
The charter is a best practice guide for the respectful representation of Indigenous culture in design practice and education worldwide.
The project received unanimous support from the jury: “We agreed this entry was revolutionary and transformational in its impact at a local and global level,” jury chair Celina Clarke said.
The Nightingale sustainable housing development in Brunswick, Melbourne won the Architectural Design award.
The innovative social and environmentally sustainable housing model has taken the development world by storm. Its financial backers are wide-ranging and include Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA), National Australia Bank, and Brightlight, an institutional advisory organisation.
- See Tomorrowland 2018 Keynote: Jefa Greenaway on how to shine a light on Indigenous influence
- See Regular developers start chirping to the tune of Nightingale on sustainability
2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
Victorian Premier’s Design Award of the Year:
Best in Category Winner for Architectural Design:
Best in Category Winner for Communication Design:
Best in Category Winner for Design Strategy:
Best in Category Winner for Digital Design:
Best in Category Winner for Fashion Design:
Best in Category Winner for Product Design
Best in Category Winner for Service Design:
Best in Category Winner for Student Design:
VCE Product Design Student Award:
Reinventing Plastic Waste by Megan Grimshaw
VCE Product Design Student Finalists:
Blade Sharpening Kit by Benjamin King
Jacket Bag by Leyton Abduli
Men’s Accessories and Storage Unit by Cameron Kilpatrick
Modern Neo-Expressionism by Maireid Carrigg