“We can learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples how to design healthcare facilities that treat the whole person beyond the medical presentation.”
In this article by international engineering firm, Arup, Balarinji Managing Director Ros Moriarty talks about creating culturally inclusive health facilities.
She commented, “We pursue deep collaboration with Indigenous communities to establish the stories that are important to them and significant to the local area. These stories underpin design principles.”
“We translate those themes and stories for master planning or project design teams, and work with those teams (and the local community) to bring visibility to Indigenous narratives in Australia’s public places, public architecture or public projects.”