Tomorrowland19 – I, human: “We [Indigenous Australians and knowledge holders] don’t fit into a box, which is really challenging for the people we work with.”
I don’t know about you, but after working in sustainability for 12 years, I have never been more hopeful nor more terrified of what the future could bring.
The panel of Indigenous knowledge experts set the scene and energy level for the day. Dr Virginia Marshall from Australian National University confirmed what The Fifth Estate has suspected for a while – that there’s booming interest in Indigenous knowledge.
Leading Indigenous architect and academic Jefa Greenaway of Greenaway Architects has been selected alongside SJB Architects director Tristan Wong as creative directors for the Australian pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Non-Indigenous scientists and others could look to their own ancestral roots to find approaches that have a similar spiritual and ecological underpinning to Australian Indigenous knowledge, according to Aboriginal educator and communicator Luke Briscoe.