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Yulendj Weelam—the home of deep knowledge in the Boon Wurrung language. Home—the place where a person feels they belong.

So much of the design of our urban and civic environments ignores the sovereignty of our First Peoples. It ignores the fact that this has been home to those peoples, to their knowledges, practices and culture for in excess of 65,000 years.

How can our built environments better become home to the knowledge and culture of our First Peoples, and one which reflects the deep knowledge of Country? How do we understand our place, and what practices will bring us closer to a home in which we can truly belong?

What's On

Join the Yulendj Weelam Lab for a lively panel discussion about identity and placemaking within our built environments. Hear from elders, design practitioners and knowledge holders as they explore these issues.

Presented in partnership with Yulendj Weelam Design Research Lab from RMIT's School of Architecture and Urban Design.
RMIT is a Venue Partner for this event.

Image: RE/DISCOVER your City Brand Identity. Image: Studio Payne.

Important Details

Time & Date

Tuesday 23 July
Doors open 6.15pm

Free, bookings required

First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July



Fully wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpreter available on request


The Capitol, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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