60,000+ Years of Innovation

Posted 5 Aug 16

For Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 we presented “60,000+ Years of Innovation”, a sold out event at the Wheeler Centre.

Aboriginal spiritual and cultural practices have been shaped and adapted over 60,000+ years. This living knowledge informs our decision making today and our innovations of tomorrow.

At Kalinya we believe that Indigenous people hold knowledge that is a unique asset in future thinking, and crucial to the vitality of our nation. We invited leading Melbourne creatives to discuss Aboriginal approaches to circular knowledge in art, design, architecture, academia, and innovation.

Panelists were:

Lilly Brown (Gumbaynggirr) completed her Masters at Cambridge, lectures in Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne and interests lie in the link between knowledge and power

Jefa Greenaway (Wailwan | Kamilaroi) is Director of Greenaway Architects, Chair of Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria and Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne

 Kimberly Moulton (Yorta-Yorta) is Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Melbourne Museum and NGA international Fellow at the Kluge-Ruhe, Charlottesville

Benson Saulo (Wemba Wemba | Gundjitmara) is co-founder of Mind Garden Projects, Founding Director of National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy and served as UN Australian Youth Representative

Watch the footage