Studio Tutors: Ronnie Lacham | Industrial Design | School of Design (Industrial Design)
Dr Alban Mannisi | Landscape Architecture | School of Architecture and Urban Design

Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm | 45.01.05C
Thursday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm | 45.01.05C

‘Aborigines using fire to hunt kangaroos’,
by convict artist Joseph Lycett, c1820. National Library of Australia

The dramatic wildfire situation in Australia in the summer of 2019/2020 disrupts the environmental ethics of a country still largely divided between indigenous and exogenous practices.

Faced with the collapse of Western land management models, it resurfaces the incentives to reconsider the fire management practices orchestrated by the indigenous communities of Australia in charge of this territory for 60,000 years.

This studio will attempt to better understand the indigenous practices and customs of ecological management of Australian climate change within an emblematic Aboriginal community, Coranderkk.

Considered as one of the Indigenous Australian resistance strongholds, Coranderrk recently engaged in Landscape Rejuvenation within a “Care for Country” audacious and stimulating for all the Built Environment experts. Faced with the challenges of climate change in Australia, Coranderrk wishes to revitalize and celebrate ancestral practices of Australian forest fire management.

Therefore, the Seminar/Studio responds to the request from the Coranderrk Community to propose a Climate Change investigation within worldwide exogenous and indigenous Australian practices and knowledge of Climate Engineering. Students both of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Design disciplines will jointly put into practice the emerging and ancestral climate environmental design in order to react to climate change while accompanying the evolution of the Coranderrk’s Care For Country.

Coranderrk Rejuvenation Lore is a Vertical Seminar/Studio combining the School of Architecture and Urban Design and School of Design (Industrial Design) led by Alban Mannisi (Landscape Architecture) and Ronnie Lacham (Industrial Design).