Event Georgia Birks + Troy Casey: Visual Languages

Georgia Birks + Troy Casey: Visual Languages

In Conversation

26 October 2023

At a time when architecture is embracing designing for and with Country, there’s potential for new messages to be articulated through the built environment. What will they be? In this conversation, architects Georgia Birks (Birpai, Dunghutti, Kamilaroi) and Troy Casey (Kamilaroi) discuss how collaborations between artists and architects can change the visual language of Australian architecture.

Guest Info
  • Georgia Birks is an associate editor at Architecture Media, a graduate of architecture, and a proud descendant of the Birpai, Dunghutti, and Kamilaroi people. Birks is a curator for Design Speaks, a co-curator for the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival, a member of the Australian Institute of Architect’s First Nations Advisory Committee, and a member of the City of Melbourne’s Design Excellence Advisory Committee.

    Troy Casey is a Kamilaroi man from north-west New South Wales and co-founder of Blaklash Creative, an agency specialising in curating events, exhibitions, and creative projects that connect people to positive experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. He combines his community engagement experience—spanning the government, not-for-profit, and higher education sectors—with his curatorial practice, working collaboratively with communities to ensure First Nations voices are embedded through cultural placemaking projects within architecture, urban design, and public art.

Daniel Boyd and Edition Office 'For Our Country' 2018. Photo: Ben Hosking.

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