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EB Makes AFR

Emma Brain is busy balancing her work in communications at TFA with a national role at the Association of Consulting Architects.

Last week she was interviewed by Michael Bleby from the Australian Financial Review for an article on the increasing demand for First Nations input into public and institutional building projects. The focus of the article was Jefa Greenaway, a First Nations architect and coauthor of the International Indigenous Design Charter, a practice guide for professionals. Greenaway describes how ‘with no more than 20 Registered Indigenous architects in this country’, the growth in Country-centric design has ’caused a crunch in terms of capacity and resources..’

In response Emma said:

Engaging meaningfully with First Nations communities is, in many ways, a challenge to the profession's standard models of project delivery. It must not become a box-ticking exercise to satisfy compliance requirements or become another burden on already stressed First Nations communities and organisations.

At TFA, we see this as an opportunity, a call to change the way we do business as a profession. At the ACA and The Fulcrum Agency, we are treating this as an invitation to contribute to a built environment that offers a more truthful reflection of this country.

 

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