The first BLAKitecture yarn of the season, ‘WITH(OUT) ENGAGEMENT’ was held last Thursday as part of MPavilion’s (virtual) opening night. N’arweet Carolyn Briggs and JCB Architects’ Sarah Lynn Rees sat down to talk about engagement, and what we can do when we can’t engage (on her Country).



Now in its fourth year, MPavilion’s BLAKitecture forum brings together Indigenous built environment practitioners on the Yaluk-ut Weelam land of the Boon Wurrung people. Its aim is to centralise Indigenous voices in conversations about architecture, the representation of histories, and the present and future states of our built environments. More on MPavilion

Sarah curates the BLAKitecture series and provides program consultation for MPavilion, teaches at Monash University and sits on several advisory boards.

About IA:AD at JCB Architects

Our Indigenous Advisory: Architecture and Design (IA:AD) team leads and guides our practice on all Indigenous initiatives. Sarah Lynn Rees (Palawa) provides both internal guidance and external advisory services alongside her architectural role. View Sarah’s profile