This week we were super excited to hear that a project we’ve worked on over the past couple of years received two important awards.

The Deadly Allstars Healing Garden Project, which we’ve posted about before, won a Good Design Award Gold Tick – awarded to just 145 of the 830 entries they receive.

On top of that we were absolutely over the moon that Sharon Williams and the Allstars team, made up of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 5 – 18, received the Indigenous Designers of the Year Award!

The project was set up in order to facilitate a process where service design set up the scaffold of inquiry, but the young people drove the process, decisions and outcomes through a focus on using service design as a support for self-determination.

Congrats Allstars – this award is yours and you deserve it!