Niiarrnumber Burrai (Our Country)
This stream aims to address the question of how Allies might do the work of reconciliation without slipping into paternalism of actions, or speaking for (and over) the voices they wish to amplify. Integral to this issue, we also need to ask: how do we arrive at a place where we value the perspectives First Nations People bring to their work, to the extent that they are no longer seen as an add on, to tick a diversity box, or engaged to lead when a project directly relates to Community? When will the knowledges brought to the work First Nations People do be seen as having universal application and not be marginalised, targeted or pigeonholed? And, what might this mean for architecture in particular?