WA Conversations With Fellows: Steps Towards Reconciliation

WA Conversations With Fellows: Steps Towards Reconciliation
ACO & AILA proudly present the first in the Conversations with Fellows Series. Join us for an evening with Greg Grabasch FAILA and Honorary Fellow Dr and Noongar Elder, Noel Nannup, as they discuss steps towards reconciliation with Graduate Rosie Halsmith and the audience. A dedicated and outstanding member will also be Awarded a Fellowship on the night.
ACO will also be doing a presentation on pedestrian friendly integration of drainage in external areas.

Integrating Drainage into Pedestrian Friendly External Areas

As global climate change increases the challenges of surface water management, it grows ever more vital for landscape architects to understand effective stormwater management and our responsibilities towards delivering safe public spaces. Gain CPD points and take an expert look at managing surface water, regulations around this and best practice drainage design solutions in this informative session with drainage specialists and AILA Partner ACO. 

Conversations with Fellows:  Steps Towards Reconciliation

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse profession by encouraging and supporting our members to expand their cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples. Over the past 12 months the AILA Connection to Country Committee 
have been responsible for progressing the Reconciliation Action Plan initiative. We will continue to lay the foundation for the Institute’s ongoing support for action and leadership on Reconciliation. The first of our Fellow events will focus on what steps we can take towards reconciliation.  Greg Grabasch is a Fellow of AILA and established UDLA design studio in 2006 with the philosophy of "The well-being of community is reliant on how participants are engaged (connected) with their particular social nd physicl environemnt and empowered to have a say in changing thier condition into a preferred one". Greg has also been instrumental in getting the reconciliation action plan competed.  Dr Noel Nannup is an Honorary Fellow of AILA and is a well-respected Noongar Elder. He is Cultural Ambassador and Elder-in-Residence for Edith Cowan University where he works on community and cultural projects. As heritage consultant with Indigenous Tours WA, Dr Nannup established the Swan River Tour in 2009, the Rottnest Island Tour in 2008 and the Kings Park Tour in 2004. In 2017, Dr Nannup was named Male Elder of the Year at the NAIDOC Perth Awards. Previous awards include recognition for contributions to higher education for Aboriginal people in WA and he was a finalist in the WA Citizen of the Year (Culture and Arts) Awards in 2005.  Graduate, Rosie Halsmith, will be facilitating the discussion. Rosie has shown a continuous commitment to high quality social and environmental outcomes in her career. Rosie established the WA student and graduates committe, WAILA fresh and continues to ensure that a graduate voiceis heard through a continued involvement with AILA. She works in the Coordination of a Masters Studio at UWA and has recently established To & Fro Studio - strategic communications agency focused on growing the community around practices. AILA's newest Fellow - will also be presented on the night, who is it?  You'll have to come along on the night to find out!

When: 5:30pm, Tuesday 26 June 2018
Where: The Globe, 495 Wellington Street, Perth
Free event
Drinks and Nibbles provided.
CPD Points available

Proudly supported by ACO

26/06/2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Globe, 495 Wellington Street PERTH WA 6000

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