This week, Visions crosses the Nullarbor to look at a new interdisciplinary design studio in WA. Master's students from the Melbourne School of Design and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education have designed and built an early childhood learning centre with the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, and put in place an innovative education curriculum to provide effective and high quality early education and care in remote regional Australia.
You can find out more information about the Gumala corporation at http://www.gumala.com.au/.
Additional information about the project can be found at http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/abpnews/2011/06/09/indigenous-community-development-gumala-0-5-takes-off-to-the-pilbara/.
Produced by Laura Soderlind, David Scott & Lyn Toh
Edited by Rob Cross
Camera by Clive Banfield
Time lapse footage provided courtesy of Alix Smith.
Still images provided thanks to Perin Munir and Jim Stewart.
With thanks to Prof Collette Tayler, Dr David O'Brien, Gumala Corporation, the community of Wakathuni and all the students involved in the project.