MSD partnership with IADV announced

The Melbourne School of Design recently became the Founding Corporate Partner of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV).

A not-for-profit Indigenous organisation founded in 2010 by Rueben Berg and Jefa Greenaway, IADV’s two stated aims include encouraging the Indigenous community to be more engaged in architecture and design in the built environment and to encourage architects and designers to be more engaged with Indigenous culture.

IADV have had a strong working relationship with MSD, having collaborated on indigenous placemaking research projects and the publication of the book, Indigenous Place: Contemporary Buildings, Landmarks and Places of Significance in South East Australia and Beyond.

Professor Daryl Le Grew, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, cited the partnership as a tangible demonstration of MSD’s commitment to fostering greater awareness of indigenous culture within the School’s disciplines.

“The Faculty is proud to partner with IADV. Their work inspires young architects and designers to engage with indigenous culture,” he said.

As a Corporate Partner, the Melbourne School of Design provides a financial contribution to IADV in support of its vision of strengthening culture and design in the built environment.