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QLD Conversations With Elders

QLD Conversations With Elders
Event now open to non-members.

Join as we celebrate the launch of AILA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in Queensland. Listen to the sharing of stories, wisdom and insights from two distinctive Elders of different cultural backgrounds and with diverse life
experiences. Adj Assoc Prof Phil Heywood and Aunty Ruby Sims are acknowledged and awarded for their commitment and contributions to community, have relevant and informed perspectives, and a richness of dialogue that converges to allow deeper reflection and insight of the issues discussed.
This special event will celebrate and discuss AILA's RAP and what it means for Landscape Architects in contemporary practice and design processes.

The Conversation with Elders will present as an informal sharing of people, philosophies, knowledge and ideas. It will also discuss how we can build respectful and collaborative partnerships with traditional custodians to improve landscape design outcomes.

As their 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 questions, propose ideas or get involved.

Topics covered include understanding and respecting cultural and spiritual connections, philosophy, communication, establishing rapport, and what you can bring to building relationships. 

Registration includes drinks and finger food.

Attendees will be eligible for formal CPD points. 

About the Speakers
Aunty Ruby Sims is a a Wangerriburra and Mununjali Elder from the Scenic Rim region, recognised for her story telling and sharing of cultural wisdom which she receives from earth Mother and her ancestors. Aunty Ruby provides guidance as a cultural ambassador and member of AILA’s Connection to Country committee. Her cultural wisdom and intuitive perspectives, gently woven and shared, teach us about “Proper Way Process”, and always leading by example.

Adjunct Associate Professor Phil Heywood ran the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at QUT for more than 10 years, teaching Landscape Architecture students for around 20 years.  Many AILA members will recall Phil’s engaging lectures and collaborative design philosophies. As Coordinator of the Minjerribah Strategic Plan (North Stradbroke Island, 1997) and ongoing community advocacy, Phil offers a respected and respectful viewpoint on design, culture and place.

When: 27 September 2018, 5.30 - 8.00pm
Where: Brickworks Design Studio, 27 James St, Fortitude Valley Qld 4006 
Price: Limited tickets available – MEMBERS GIVEN PRIORITY TICKETS
Members - $30 Non-members - $50 (only 10 spots available)
CPD: 3 formal CPD points
Contact or 0417 666 622 
RSVP 24 September 2018
9/27/2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brickworks Design Studio, 27 James St FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006

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