Created by potrace 1.12, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2015

Harnessing the Power of Creativity at Lake Mungo

Connecting culture, demystifying university and building higher education aspirations in design for Indigenous secondary school students.

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.

Click here to learn more about this research at the CDI project page.

Dr. Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek

Academic Director (External Engagement) Dr Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek’s research seeks to advance the role design plays in community belonging...

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ZakPage & The National Aboriginal Design Agency

Zakpage is a bespoke studio fusing various disciplines to create elegant visual narratives. We are about strengthening identity through film,...

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