Real Lecture Series - Greenaway Architects


6:30 pmTuesday, 25 August 2020

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Next Tuesday, Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan|Kamilaroi), The Principal Architect of Greenaway Architects, will be presenting a lecture entitled ‘The Time Is Now - for Blak Design’.

On the back of the Black Lives Matters movement there is an acute interest in the role of history in informing the built environment. The importance of diversity and the role of Indigenous voice in challenging the lack of visibility of 3,000 generations of wisdom, knowledge and sustainable practice has never been more relevant in the Australian context. Drawing upon 25 years of experience, a provocative journey of celebration and culture will be explored by one of Australia’s leading architects.

Viewer Advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this presentation contains images of people who have died.

Jefa Greenaway RAIA (Wailwan|Kamilaroi), Principal Architect - Greenaway Architects. Jefa Greenaway is a University of Melbourne senior academic of two decades standing, founding Director of Greenaway Architects, and a regular design commentator on ABC Radio Melbourne. He’s championed Indigenous led design thinking for over 25 years as a registered architect in NSW and VIC, including as co-founder of Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria, as co-author of the International Indigenous Design Charter, and as Regional Ambassador (Oceania) of INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Network). He’s a founding signatory of Architects Declare Australia an initiative foregrounding architecture’s role in to tackling the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, is co-curator (with Tristan Wong) of the Australian exhibition at La Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2021 (Venice Biennale) and was recently inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s 2020 ‘Hall of Fame’ and included within the Qantas 100 Inspiring Australians. Jefa sits on numerous boards, and advisory panels including the State Design Review Panels in NSW and VIC, the Public Arts Advisory Panel (City of Melbourne) and design juries for the AIA, PIA and AILA and is currently an ambassador for the 2020 Sustainability Awards.