Welcome to the Indigenous Design Charter.

This resource provides an open forum for Indigenous and non-Indigenous design practitioners, educators and students to share knowledge and seek guidance on how to respectfully represent Indigenous culture in their work. The Indigenous Design Charter website houses both the Australian Indigenous Design Charter and International Indigenous Design Charter. The Charters have been officially endorsed by Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV) and peak professional design bodies, the  Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the International Council of Design (ico-D) .

The launch of the International Indigenous Design Charter at the World Design Summit (Montreal 2017) preceded the opening of Indigenize Montreal, an exhibition of international Indigenous architecture.

Indigenous Design Charter Booklet


Indigenous Design Thinking Conversations, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.

Indigenous Design Thinking Conversations




MKW19 live recording – Indigenous Design Thinking Conversations

We welcome your thoughts on the Charter

Both Charters are open documents which are reviewed periodically and up-dated when required. The International Indigenous Design Charter launched at the World Design Summit in Montreal, November 2017 is currently seeking feedback. We welcome your thoughts on the Charter so please feel free to click on the button below to contribute your feedback: