Congratulations Barnardos Canberra!
2020 Good Design Awards have announced the Indigenous Designer Award winner for 2020 is the Deadly Allstars Healing Garden Co-Design, designed by Design Managers Australia and commissioned by Barnardos Deadly Allstars Cultural Group.
The Deadly Allstars Healing Garden Co-Design brought together the award-winning Deadly Allstars Indigenous Cultural group from Barnardos Australia and the service design expertise of DMA to create a genuine co-design process where young people in foster and kinship care researched, designed and built a physical healing space in Canberra.
The Good Design Awards Jury praised the project saying, “A good local response to a complex social challenge with demonstrable outcomes. Such a wonderfully documented entry and amazing community engagement.
The Jury loved that service design, even in deep co-design processes, isn’t necessarily a process of self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Even in co-design, they are ‘collaborators’ whose intellectual property is gathered by the designer and then taken and used by the client.”
This article appeared on good-design.org here.