A couple of solid hours of research.
I got information from the following places:
🔸Wurundjeri Land Council website (Ancestors and Past)
🔸National Gallery of Victoria
🔸Art Gallery of Ballarat
🔸 Culture Victoria
🔸the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (directed from the Wurundjeri Land Council, Registered Aboriginal Party [Rap]) What am I doing? Glad you asked!
We are required to design (metaphorically) a wellness centre in #parkville, #Victoria.
While the class were doing research, we discovered the history and that the #wurundjeri people are the traditional owners of that land. So I thought, hey wouldn't it be fantastic to design a building that respected and celebrated #WilliamBarak's artwork? (King of the Yarra, campaigned for rights of aboriginals in the mid to late 1800s).
This is all metaphorical, I am a student. No offence is meant to be caused by this idea. If this were a real project (destined to be built, that is), then I would need to contact the Elders to discuss how to respectfully design a building the meets the brief delivered AND celebrates the art work.
The idea I had was to draw inspiration from William Barak's work (like the patterns on his possum skin cloaks) and the colours and use that that in the building.
The building needs to be sustainable and peaceful, I'd like to design a building that's connected to the land. I don't know of any others who do this better... The only people I can think of are the extraordinary people who are this first nations people.
#Research #InteriorDesign #RMIT