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Healing people with cultural knowledge revival of good fire

Project Member(s): Gothe, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program)
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program)

Start year: 2022

Summary: The project aims to expand the Firesticks Alliance’s Cultural Fire training and mentoring program in order to support Aboriginal communities in New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania in their economic and social recovery from the 2019 and 2020 bushfires. UTS researchers Jacqueline Gothe and Sarah Jones will be instrumental in the adaptation of existing materials to the new regions, tailoring the materials to each region’s country types, cultural lore and story. They will provide design advice, expertise, strategic support and collaborate on documenting for a co-generative research process.

Publications:

Gothe, J & Jones, SJ 2023, 'Designing Interpretive Signage for Worimi, Mallabulla, Wonnarua, Biraban and Oxygen Farm: A culturally informed visual system to support co-generation of story and materiality.', Worimi, Mallabulla, Wonnaruah, Biraban, Oxygen Farm, Multiple sites across Huner Valley.

FOR Codes: Design practice and methods, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS