A video piece and booklet intended to share the Aboriginal practice of Dadirri, which can be thought of as a form of meditation intended to form enduring connections with Country. An accompanying poster outlines the research process and Indigenous knowledge that informed the design process.
I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging. I also acknowledge and thank the Indigenous cultural advisors who generously shared their knowledge and stories.
A collaboration with Arieyl Koithra, Annemarie Gad, Alice Zhang & Leanne Ren
A UTS collaboration with Vital Strategies over a two week period in Ambon, part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia.
The purpose was to research + develop a potential design solution to engage young people in the conversation around the impacts of smoking in Indonesia, where the youth smoking rates are alarmingly high.
The brief + process
The creative process was collaborative from conception to finalisation. We observed and spoke to people to enrich our ideas and make them work within the space and the people who would ultimately be using the final product.
We worked to create something that did not discriminate or create limitations by printing capabilities or access to advanced technology.
The final work took form as a set of five loose worksheets in both English and Bahasa Indonesian.
* Easily available for download.
* Designed for low-budget black and white printing.
* Interactive style activities.
* Age appropriate information about the impacts of smoking.
The worksheets have the potential to be refined visually and expanded into a larger collection of educational material. Although created in the specific climate of Ambon and its people, there is the potential for this project to reach children all across Indonesia.