endorsed | Was.Is.Always: South to North

09 November 2016 – 15 November 2016
On Route to an International Indigenous Design Charter

ico-D is pleased to endorse Was. Is. Always: South to North which will comprise a series of community led workshops in Sweden, Greenland and Denmark bringing together researchers, students, industry, and other organisations involved or interested in Indigenous design. The primary aim of the workshops is to progress discussion towards the realisation of an International Indigenous Design Charter, outlining the appropriate use of Indigenous knowledge in commercial communication design practice.

Was.Is.Always: South to North is organised by ico-D Member Deakin University (Australia) and sponsored by the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV), ico-D Member Design Institute of Australia (DIA), Jonkoping University, Ilismatusarfik University and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology.
The event will provide an opportunity for Indigenous participants of each participating nation to showcase their designs, learn and share knowledge of culture and design practice, and build long term academic, professional and social networks.
Having published the Australian Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design (2016), the conference/workshops will work with local universities and stakeholders to facilitate discussion around establishing a broader international Indigenous design charter.

The Was.Is.Always: South to North in-country workshops will be held in collaboration with local Sami and Greenlander hosts and contributors, and officially opened by Damien Miller, Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland.

Summary of Dates:

Wednesday 9 November – Jonkoping, Sweden – Workshop 1: Time: 1pm – 4pm. Venue: Jonkoping University

Saturday 12 November – Nuuk, Greenland – Workshop 2: Time: 10am – 4pm. Venue: Greenland/Ilismatusarfik University             

Tuesday 15 November – Copenhagen, Denmark — Workshop 3: Time: 10am –2pm. Venue: KEA, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology 

Tuesday 15 November – Copenhagen, Denmark —  Final Presentation: Time: 5.30pm –7.30pm. Venue: Greenlandic House


Greenland : https://www.facebook.com/events/319430171762854 
KEA: https://www.facebook.com/events/648684998636230
Greenland Househttps://www.facebook.com/events/1657602311236911
Deakin International blog: https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/navigator/2016/10/13/exploring-indigenous-design-in-greenland-and-the-nordics
Deakin University main website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/

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