WOMINJEKA WELCOME

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, and their Elders past and present, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Swinburne’s Australian campuses are located in Melbourne’s east and outer-east. ‘Wominjeka’ means ‘Welcome’ in the Woiwurung Language of the Wurundjeri people. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of lands across Australia where we conduct business, their Elders, Ancestors, cultures and heritage.

ABOUT

Marngo Designing Futures is a tertiary aspiration program that seeks to build creative leadership capacity, stimulate interest and raise awareness of pathways and creative careers in design, film and media for ATSI secondary students that promotes and enables Indigenous design and innovation.

Working with Indigenous designers, artists and filmmakers, schools, design academics and community bodies, Marngo Designing Futures provides fun, hands-on activities and tools for students to explore a creative future in visual communication, industrial design, interior architecture and digital media design framed from Indigenous perspectives, and to develop a folio. Moreover, Marngo Designing Futures can be delivered both on and off Swinburne’s campus, and in school settings. For more information visit http://www.cdiengage.com.au/projects/marngo-designing-futures

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PROGRAMS

MARNGO DESIGNING FUTURES

Do you see your future in Design? Find out what its like to work in a real life design studio while developing your problem solving, teamwork and design thinking skills. The Marngo Designing Futures studio workshop program covers foundational themes that underpin design, film and media practice, framed from Indigenous perspectives, such as;

  • Thinking and Doing;
  • Digital Storytelling and Image-Making;
  • Indigenous Design and Innovation;
  • Day in the Life of the Designer;
  • Social Design Enterprise;
  • Designing for Change.

This fun and hands-on program can be tailor made and delivered over 1-3 days, both on and off Swinburne’s campus, and in regional school settings.

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MARNGO DESIGN AND CULTURE CAMP AT LAKE MUNGO

The Marngo Design and Culture Camp Program enables students to explore the connections between culture, storytelling and design. It also provides opportunities for the sharing of Indigenous design knowledge, intergenerational collaboration and formation of peer-to-peer networks in an intensive and responsive workshop format, on Country at Mungo National Park.

In August 2015, students from schools across Victoria, staff, industry and community supporters and student design mentors travelled to Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes Cultural Heritage Area. Here, Elders and National Parks Discovery Rangers engaged students in the rich Aboriginal prehistory of the area, storytelling and cultural training. Accommodation was provided at ‘Leahgur’, which is operated by National Parks and Wildlife Services.

Working at the intersection of art, design and film, the Marngo video produced by Alison Page and Nik Zak captures the journey we went on together. Moreover, how Marngo Designing Futures harnesses the power of creativity to develop students teamwork, problem-solving, communication and lateral thinking skills, which can then be carried into university and industry, directly benefiting their own communities. For more information visit http://www.cdiengage.com.au/news/designing-futures-at-lake-marngo

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MARNGO DESIGNING FUTURES AND OXFAM’S STRAIGHT TALK PROGRAM

Marngo Designing Futures is working with Oxfam’s Straight Talk program to provide opportunities for ATSI girls to find their voice and learn more about the political system through design.

Straight Talk connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls with the political system and builds the capacity of women as change makers. With a focus on practical tools and confidence, Straight Talk brings people together to share, learn and be effective in making a difference.

For more information please visit the Oxfam Straight Talk website:

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What else!

All participating students will receive a take home educational pack, folio of works and a certificate of completion.

Eligibility

  • You are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent
  • Are curious about a creative career in design
  • Want to gain real insight into what options are available

Costs

There is no cost for participation. Meals, resources, transport and accommodation will be provided.
Marngo Designing Futures is funded through Swinburne University of Technology’s Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Marngo Designing Futures proudly acknowledges our partners, suppliers and supporters:

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Marngo Designing Futures also gratefully acknowledges Aunty Joy Murphy OA for her assistance with the use and translation of the ‘Marngo’ name and Bogong moth symbol as an appropriate acknowledgement of Country. Marngo meaning ‘over there’ and ‘in the future’, and the Bogong moth symbol which is the moiety of the Wiradjuri.

Marngo Designing Futures and Zakpage would also like to thank staff and students from Upper Yarra Secondary College, Gisborne Secondary College, Irymple Secondary College, St Josephs, Mildura and Chaffey Secondary College for participating in the making and production of the video. Without their energy, patience, creativity and enthusiasm this video would not have been possible!

The Marngo brand concept design was created by Marcus Lee Design, with dual meanings – the Bogong moth symbolises the transforming life cycle and journey from egg, larva, pupa to adult – which aligns with the learning and transitional career pathways of a future in design. Video by Zak Page, photography by Georgia Haynes and Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek.

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Alison Page at Cultivator

In the lead up to to the 2015 Cultivator Design Conference  check out last years inspirational presentation by Indigenous Designer Alison Page. Cultivator is a dynamic annual event that brings together guest speakers, from varied backgrounds, to address the challenges of regional living and looks to creativity in design, enterprise and community, to find solutions.

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CONTACT

Dr Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek
Academic Director, External Engagement (Design)
School of Design, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne University of Technology
www.swin.edu.au