Brave and Curious, Ashley Halliday Architects, Wax Design, the City of Port Adelaide Enfi eld, Kaurna Traditional Owners and Yitpi Yartapuultiku Custodian Group
Yarta Puulti (‘Sleeping Place’), Estuarine Mangrove River System, Port Adelaide,
South Australia, 34.51S 135.30E
Allowing time and space is an essential ingredient in facilitating the processes of decolonization/indigenization. Time is essential to establish trust and meaningful relations with people, their memories, and experiences. Without time and space, cultural mapping and learning can become fractured and superficial. Time is also required to heal – connection, trust, learning, celebration, and healing are all fundamental signs of healthy communities.
Yitpi Yartapuultiku represents a significant shift in thinking wherein the traditional project management focus has transcended the core demands of compliance and milestone commitments toward a more holistic and hybridized accountability process. This new process recognizes the importance of allowing time to explore the complexities and interconnectedness of physical elements, environment, social structures, memories, and deep histories of a place.
A cyclical, multi-dimensional collaborative design process was developed to replace the traditional linear Gantt program. Through this process, we have successfully demonstrated the urgent need to facilitate more fluid and relational collaboration methods for cultural projects.
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Kaurna Traditional Owners and
ARCHITECT / PROJECT LEAD
Ashley Halliday Architects
INTERPRETIVE DESIGN /WAYFINDING
CULTURAL DESIGN FACILITATOR
Brave & Curious
PT Design, Lucid, RLB, Cirqa,
Wavelength, Golder, Succession
Ecology, Resonate, Eatscape, D Squared, Buildsurv