Harnessing the Power of Creativity at Lake Mungo
Connecting culture, demystifying university and building higher education aspirations in design for Indigenous secondary school students.
by Dr. Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek 21 Oct 2015
Marngo Designing Futures
Marngo Designing Futures is a Centre for Design Innovation initiative that seeks to build leadership capacity, stimulate interest and raise awareness of career pathways that promote and enable Indigenous design and innovation.
Funded by the Higher Education Participation Program, Marngo Designing Futures provides opportunities for the sharing of Aboriginal design knowledge, intergenerational collaboration and formation of peer-to-peer networks in an intensive and responsive workshop format, on Country.
In August 2015, 15 ATSI students from schools across Victoria participated in Marngo Designing Futures at Mungo National Park. Working at the intersection of art, design and film, this video captures the journey we went on together. Moreover, how Marngo Designing Futures harnesses the power of creativity to develop students teamwork, problem-solving, communication and lateral thinking skills, which can then be carried into university and industry.