BLAKitecture: Material Agency


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The selection of materials for application in the built environment contributes to the commodification of Country.

If we reframe our approach to design with an understanding that Country is not solely a material entity, but a living entity—with a past, a present and future—we can be better placed to design buildings that heal Country.

Join us for a discussion that will explore how the materials we select shape our spaces, have the ability to embed culture and knowledge, and contribute to a regenerative model of Australian architecture.

MPavilion’s sixth annual BLAKitecture forum aims to centralise Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, the representation of histories, and the present and future states of our built environments. Blakitecture is curated by MPavilion’s program consultant Sarah Lynn Rees.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.