In 2020, Apparatus and Lendlease were working together on Curtin’s new School of Design and the Built Environment. Lendlease approached Apparatus to develop a collaborative project working with Aboriginal artists that could action both organisation’s Elevate Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP).
The result was Winin Katidjin Bilya (Living Knowledge Stream); a project that provides a unique opportunity to action reconciliation ambitions, and leave a legacy that respects the traditional owners and the history and culture of the site. The project was process driven, with time and space given to the development of the concepts and stories that underpin them.
This material will be built on in a highly collaborative process integrating Whadjuk Noongar cultural katidjin (knowledge) into the landscape design using public art as an interpretive tool. The project involved an emerging Whadjuk Noongar artist, being mentored throughout the project by a group of collaborators with diverse skills including Whadjuk Noongar Cultural Advisors, Landscape Architects, Concrete Specialist, Metalwork Specialist and a Lawyer.