Co-founder and CEO of Yerrabingin and proud Woiwurrung and Maneroo Aboriginal man Christian Hampson says that by contributing to a future that nurtures, respects our earth and creates the next generation of custodians is something that needs to be recognised and celebrated.
“Unfortunately,” he also notes that, “this not currently the norm or the base, but rather a disruption, sharing your story to spread the conversation is so important support the current generations aspirations for our planet.”
“Being part of the awards last year was inspiring, there was such a great flourish of ideas and energy to meet the challenge of our times. Again I wish to be inspired and have a sense of hope for the future of my country and our grandchildren,” says Hampson.
“As an Aboriginal man my culture is embedded in the landscape and environmental conciseness. I hope to see links to our tacit knowledge and wisdom contribute to the cultural and design landscape.”
In terms of what he would like to see more of in terms of sustainable design, Hampson says, “Sustainable approaches that sustain us culturally and socially by connecting us to our environment, our place and community.”
“Designs that renew or highlight endemic landscapes, ecologies, natural systems and knowledge,” he adds.
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