National Reconciliation Week 2023

Reconciliation Day calls for reflection, understanding, and unity in acknowledging the painful history of indigenous communities and striving towards a harmonious future. In commemorating this day, the concept of “design with country” takes center stage, emphasizing the crucial role of landscape architecture can play in helping make visible indigenous culture.

Through the lens of design, we are engaging in a profound dialogue with the land, its stories, and its custodians, actively collaborating with indigenous communities, integrating their rich cultural heritage, knowledge and aspirations into the design process. By honouring and respecting indigenous perspectives, our public spaces become a powerful tool for reconciliation, weaving together the threads of past and present, fostering healing, and forging meaningful connections with the land and its people.

On this Reconciliation Day, let us recognize and celebrate the transformative potential of design, as we collectively embark on a journey towards a more inclusive and equitable future.