We make people part of creating solutions through participatory design. Using a wide range of old and new media communication puts us at the cutting edge of international best practice.
Our focus is on the value of cultural diversity as reflected in language, material culture, landscapes, performance & arts, tradition & knowledge and other aspects of social identity, and on heritage as an innovative tool for communities to negotiate their contributions to our changing world.
Our research addresses critical issues at the forefront of sustainable and just economic development in our region.
We pay particular attention to Indigenous peoples, refugees, the young, and the elderly. Issues facing these vulnerable and marginalised groups include land tenure, homelessness, increased interactions with the criminal justice system, and barriers to work, education and health services. Our research aims to influence policy, and to ensure inclusivity and social justice.
For more information email: Rosita.Henry@jcu.edu.au.