The International Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design is a self-regulated, best practice guide that supports existing policies, procedures and protocols to ensure the rights of indigenous stakeholders.
The launch of this charter includes a panel discussion that explores strategies in the ethical application of Indigenous knowledge and engagement and whether these enhance design thinking. Leading designers and stakeholders will discuss how the role of the charter can assist design practitioners and promote understanding among practitioners, their clients and the buyers of design.
All design stakeholders need to understand that co-creation and the sharing of indigenous peoples’ knowledge must be undertaken responsibly. The charter is a cultural innovation tool that can also be used by designers to explain the benefits of authentic cultural representation to their clients.
Elly Chatfield (Kamilaroi), Deakin University
Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan/Kamilaroi), IADV and University of Melbourne
Russell Kennedy, Deakin University
Meghan Kelly, Deakin University
Plus other design stakeholders