Indigenous Design Thinking Conversations, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.

Indigenous Design Thinking Conversations



The launch of the International Indigenous Design Charter at the World Design Summit , Montreal 2017.

The launch of the International Indigenous Design Charter at the World Design Summit (Montreal 2017) preceded the opening of Indigenize Montreal, an exhibition of international Indigenous architecture.

Indigenous Design Charter Booklet


Welcome to INDIGO,  the International Indigenous Design Network.

Established in 2007, INDIGO, International Indigenous Design Network is a culturally inclusive global forum of designers and stakeholders. INDIGO acknowledge and pays respect to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which we connect and to all Indigenous / Aboriginal / First Nation people throughout world, their Elders past, present and emerging. INDIGO acts as a meeting place to share knowledge and discuss methods relating to the ethical and appropriate representation of Indigenous culture in communication design practice. This open and expansive global platform connects both Indigenous and non-Indigenous designers worldwide to respectfully share knowledge and explore the contemporary interpretation of traditional design. INDIGO facilitates discussions and initiates collaborative projects, exhibitions and conferences. It also showcases other relevant initiatives and case studies from around the world.

INDIGO respects, responds and actions the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples.

“Indigenous peoples have the right to practice and revitalise their cultural traditions and customs. This includes the right to maintain, protect and develop the past, present and future manifestations of their cultures including Designs” (United Nations, 2007).

MKW19 live recording – Indigenous Design Thinking Conversations