Co-Designing a Retirement and Age care estate for Aboriginal Elders

Client: IYORIA Aboriginal Elders Belonging Estate
Our role: Process, stakeholder involvement, consensus building, Masterplan
Location: Sydney, Australia
Year: 2022
Status: Ongoing

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    arki_lab is designing a masterplan for the future IYORIA Retirement and Age care estate together with Aboriginal Elders at the Sydney Olympic park area in Sydney.

    In spring 2022 the first workshop was carried on. Here arki_lab ran a Discover, Dream and Design workshop, using our arki_nopoly engagement game, together with several Aboriginal Elders and the organisation Tranby Aboriginal Co-Operative, which is Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous education provider.

    The intention of the workshop was to make sure we got all the Elders’ inputs on challenges, wishes and ideas for the project, that we then are able to harvest from, and implement in the masterplan proposal. In this way we ensure that we are not just designing a new community for them or to them, but WITH them.

    arki_lab is collaborating with the local Sydney-based office Christopher Jordan Architecture & Design that focuses on the building design, while we are designing the masterplan layout and the incorporation of the social values.

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