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60,000+ Years of Innovation

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‘Our 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.’

Indigenous knowledge has adapted to social and environmental change – while remaining interwoven with the spiritual and cultural practices that, for more than 60,000 years, ensured the wellbeing of both people and country.  

Hear unique insights from leading Melbourne intellectuals on Aboriginal approaches to circular knowledge across a diverse variety of sectors.

Jefa Greenaway explores how expressions of identity can be facilitated through architecture and design. Lilly Brown is interested in knowledge production and dissemination, while Kimberley Moulton says curating helps her peel back the concrete foundations we walk on – revealing histories and inspiring new cultural visions.

Hosted by Benson Saulo – an impassioned youth advocate whose work encourages empowered choice and a trust in inherited knowledge.

Presented in partnership with Kalinya Communications and the City of Melbourne as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week.

Featuring

Benson Saulo

Benson Saulo is a descendent of the Wemba Wemba and Gundjitmara Aboriginal nations of western Victoria and the New Ireland Provence of Papua New Guinea. Saulo has served as the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations (2011), and in 2012 became the Founding Director of the Nat... Read more

Lilly Brown

Lilly Brown belongs to the Gumbaynggirr people of the mid-north east coast of eastern Australia, and has strong familial and cultural connections to England and Scotland. Lilly has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from the University of Western Australia, as well as First Class Honours... Read more

Jefa Greenaway

Jefa Greenaway is a descendant of the Wailwan and Kamilaroi peoples of northwest NSW. He is an architect, interior designer, academic, director of Greenaway Architects and Chair of Indigenous Architecture + Design Victoria (IADV), a not-for-profit providing support and advice regarding all aspects o... Read more

Kimberley Moulton

Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta woman and writer and curator. She is currently Senior Curator, South-Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria and an Artistic Associate for RISING Festival Melbourne. Kimberley works with knowledge, histories and futures at the intersection of First Peopl... Read more

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