University of Melbourne with Lyons, NMBW Architecture and Jefa Greenaway
University of Melbourne Parkville Campus
Woi Wurrung (Wurundjeri) people of the Kulin Nation
Permanently embedded into the structural columns of a heritage building within the Student Precinct, Identity Bricks serve as creative recognition of this site as an Indigenous place with a continuing and diverse First Nations presence.
The Identity Bricks Project invited Indigenous students, staff and alumni to share and embed their cultural stories and journeys in a permanent installation on campus – they symbolise reciprocity and mutual exchange related to working on Wurundjeri Country. Through this exchange, participants acknowledge the gifts they have received from Country and its custodians, and gifted something of their story, Country or community in return.
Identity Bricks is a culmination of the combined efforts of the Architectural team, Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute of Indigenous Development, Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development and the wider Indigenous community at the University of Melbourne.
PRECINCT LEAD ARCHITECT
University of Melbourne
Eucalyptus leaves – Charlie Miller, Kanolu and Gangulu