SA AILA SA Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

SA AILA SA Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Including award winning case study projects featuring Mukanthi Playspace and Q+A Session

Thursday 15 November

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: ODASA – Level 1/28 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Cost: Free for AILA Student Members | $10.00 +GST to AILA Members | Non- Members - $30.00 +GST

CPD Points: 1.5 Formal Points

RSVP: by Monday 12 November

Registration includes drinks and simple cheese platters.


Join us to celebrate the launch of AILA’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in South Australia. Listen to the sharing of stories, wisdom and insights from Paul Herzich - Co-Chair of the AILA Connection to Country Committee and Aunty Lynette Crocker  – SA Cultural Ambassador for the AILA Connection to Country Committee, as they discuss AILA's RAP and what it means for Landscape Architects in contemporary practice and design processes.  Click Here to download your copy of the AILA RAP.


We will also hear from Peter Semple Landscape Architects to profile the recent award-winning project – Mukanthi Play Space, highlighting the processes undertaken to meaningfully engage with indigenous culture and communities. Jared Barnes - City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters will also provide a case study on Felixstow Reserve.


An open panel discussion will be held as part of the evening to encourage informal sharing of people, philosophies, knowledge and ideas. We will discuss how we can build respectful and collaborative partnerships with traditional custodians to improve landscape design outcomes.

As the conversation unfolds, we can consider our own strengths and contemplate ways to participate in the shared journey towards Reconciliation.

Be part of this inaugural discussion; meet the speakers and Connection to Country committee members, ask the tricky questions, propose ideas or get involved.

Case Study 1 – Mukanthi Playspace
Presenter – Peter Semple – Peter Semple Landscape Architects and Allan Sumner - Indigenous artist

The Mukanthi Playspace at Morialta has transformed an underutilised part of the Morialta Conservation Park into a significant community facility that encourages physical activity, exploration, adventure and imagination, while fostering valuable connections to nature. The approach by Peter Semple Landscape Architects and Climbing Tree to integrate the new facility seamlessly into the existing site, and to celebrate and legitimise the existing natural play experiences, encourages broader exploration and a greater connection with place. The success of the project is a reflection of the process undertaken by the design team, which involved extensive community and stakeholder consultation, including innovative engagement with children, and benchmarking against global precedents. This also included a strategic approach to the location of play destinations within the site based on vegetation, topography and existing amenities and natural play experiences. Collaboration with Kaurna elders and an Indigenous artist, Allan Sumner, has delivered genuine inclusion of Indigenous cultural narratives, through the sculptural play elements and the introduction of Indigenous language, providing another layer to the project and an opportunity for all users to gain a greater understanding of and respect for Indigenous heritage and culture. 


Images: Peter Semple and Allan Sumner

Case Study 2 – Felixstow Reserve
Presenter - Jared Barnes - City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters
In 2015, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters undertook a masterplan for the redevelopment of Felixstow Reserve. The first stage of the redevelopment was the construction of wetlands, which were completed in late 2017. The second stage, due for completion in December 2018, includes active recreation areas, natural play elements, walking trails, interpretive signage and aboriginal cultural markers. David Guy (ASPECT Studios) and Jared Barnes (NPSP) will share details about the project, focusing on the cultural inclusions and engagement process.


Images: ASPECT Studio and Paul Herzich

Art Work - SIXFIFTY2

By Paul Herzich

“The artwork illustrates the 65,000 years or so of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as stars above Country. Each white star represents one century, equating to 650 centuries or 65,000 years. The two blue stars represents the two or so centuries of non-indigenous cultures.”

15/11/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ODASA - Level 1/28 Leigh Street ADELAIDE SA 5001

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