Breathe for Aboriginal Housing Victoria
Umarkoo Wayi – Gangu Gulin Country
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Umarkoo Wayi – Ganbu Guljin stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
An important but incredibly difficult mandate, to decolonise architecture, Aboriginal Housing Victoria’s Affordable Housing Project in Melbourne goes some way to re-thinking and re-making the canon of colonial housing typologies. Questioning, dismantling and re- positioning notions of identity, this project attempts to reset the dial on culturally sensitive affordable housing through programming, landscape, collaboration and materiality.
We worked with First Nations artist Tahnee Edwards to enliven the common areas with her artwork.