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.

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.

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