Balarinji Managing Director, Ros Moriarty sat down with Branko Miletic for the Talking Architecture & Design podcast to discuss how Balarinji was established and how architects can help to make the Aboriginal narrative more visible by harnessing what is unique about Australia.
Ros commented in the interview, “I’d like to see a deeper intent from the design sector, particularly architects, who have the ability to make the Aboriginal narrative visible to connect deeply and harness what is unique about Australia.”
“The idea of incorporating Aboriginal story, theme, process around co-design and deep collaboration, that’s our pathway to reflecting what is unique about a place. Having this discussion lead by the best people who are best placed to speak for it, and with the authority to speak for it, that in a design sense would give us the uplift to making this narrative visible.”
“It’s a really exciting future for Indigenous design. Now I think there is an upsurge in interest from the design sector to embrace Aboriginal imagery, history, theme, and increasingly, best practice. Hopefully we’re going to see this underlying sense of Aboriginal thinking influencing our design approach as a uniquely Australian way to think and to have this expressed in our projects as something that is distinctively Australian.”