Bandalang Studio (Indigenous Engineering Design)
Honouring Indigenous Knowledge Systems in innovation, design, research and teaching
The Bandalang Studio provides a supportive environment for First Nations students, researchers, innovators, leaders and their non-indigenous allies to learn and collaborate. The Bandalang Studio creates opportunitites to embed Indigenous science and technologies into core ANU Engineering modules.
ANU has sought PwC Indigneous Consulting (PIC) to advise the appropriate approach in establishing the studio. PIC has recommended co-creating the Bandalang Studio through three phases of work: Establish, Build, and Grow.
The Establish phase emphaises the importance of good governance, founding principles, and the naming of the studio. This is a consultative process, in which we seek advice from an Indigenous-majority working group at ANU.
We will be working closely with Indigenous leaders in innovation and research to shape the offerings of the Bandalang Studio. These include building out the physical space for the studio, developing strong partnerships and services and events such as tutoring/mentoring, and residencies.
In this phase we strive to reach beyond the ANU ecosystem. Outreach programs with pre-tertiary holiday programs and support pathways in engineering for Indigenous students, practitioners and researchers.
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