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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!

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Between early 2018 and late 2019, DMA was involved in a very special project with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural support group, The Deadly Allstars.

Justin set up a service design scaffold that would see the Allstars – a group of young indigenous people in care – lead their own garden design and construction project.

For DMA the project was an exercise in supporting self-determination. For the Allstars it was about leaving a legacy and creating a healing and reflective space for yarning.

Mawang means ‘together’ in the Wiradjuri language. It’s what the garden was all about.

Share our journey Creating Mawang here:

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