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Discover what the future holds for commercial design

Discover what the future holds for commercial design

The first local design event of its kind for several years, Brisbane Designscape provides a unique opportunity for design-minded professionals to explore new solutions, trends and innovations that will shape the commercial spaces of the future.

To create amazing things we must work together

To create amazing things we must work together

Beyond the realm of academia, RMIT’s administrative offices, or RMIT Our Place, by ARM Architecture called for a series of curated, tech-savvy spaces to appeal to its diversity of workers.

Steelcase’s Reconciliation Action Plan focuses on a shared future

Steelcase’s Reconciliation Action Plan focuses on a shared future

Steelcase recently hosted an inviting and vibrant celebration to launch its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan engaging with First Nations people across the greater Sydney region and beyond.

Breville uses products as canvas for Indigenous Australian storytelling

Breville uses products as canvas for Indigenous Australian storytelling

Launching last week in Sydney, Aboriginal designer and curator Alison Page and Breville announced an extraordinary partnership with First Nations People and the National Museum of Australia.

Powerhouse team: The cultural leaders shaping the museum’s public domain

Powerhouse team: The cultural leaders shaping the museum’s public domain

The Powerhouse Parramatta’s Landscape Curatorium comprises a group of esteemed individuals advising on First Nations landscape design, farming, caring for Country, and more. Their goal? To assist in the development of the landscape design for the museum’s public domain.

Stylecraft and TAFE NSW launch First Nations design scholarship

Stylecraft and TAFE NSW launch First Nations design scholarship

Stylecraft, with its demonstrated commitment to social justice, and TAFE NSW have announced a new First Nations Interior Design Scholarship.

Aboriginal narrative “largely missing” from Australian buildings, say Balarinji founders

Aboriginal narrative “largely missing” from Australian buildings, say Balarinji founders

Ros and John Moriarty, the founders of design institute Balarinji, have been inducted into the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Hall of Fame. We talk with them about the achievement and why telling Aboriginal stories through design is crucial.

Kevin O’Brien, the architect designing for Country

Kevin O’Brien, the architect designing for Country

Kevin O’Brien is a designer and Principal architect with BVN. In a new installation for Queensland’s Bleach Festival, O’Brien takes inspiration from Country and the Wallum Banksia.

How to put meaningful First Nations engagement into practice

How to put meaningful First Nations engagement into practice

Forget about human-centred design; a new report published by Arcadia Landscape Architecture says a shift to Country-centred design is what Australia needs.

Australian architects have new national standards to adhere to

Australian architects have new national standards to adhere to

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has released the new National Standard of Competency for Architects prioritising First Nations peoples and sustainability.

Enriching the landscape for Country, First Peoples and industry

Enriching the landscape for Country, First Peoples and industry

The 2021 Arcadia Indigenous Landscape Architecture Scholarship has earmarked QUT student Laree Barney as an emerging leader, of proud Indigenous heritage, in the landscape design space.