Blak Design Matters

Timothy Moore (Architect), Amelia Borg (Architect), Qianyi Lim (Architect), Nicholas Braun (Architect), Jane Caught (Architect), Jefa Greenaway (Curator)

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Vic, Australia
PublisherKoorie Heritage Trust Inc
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventBlak Design Matters - Koorie Heritage Trust Galleries, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 21 Jul 201830 Sep 2018
http://koorieheritagetrust.com.au/exhibitions/coming-soon-blak-design-matters/

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Moore, T. (Architect), Borg, A. (Architect), Lim, Q. (Architect), Braun, N. (Architect), Caught, J. (Architect), & Greenaway, J. (Curator). (2018). Blak Design Matters. Design / Architecture, Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Koorie Heritage Trust Inc.
Moore, Timothy (Architect) ; Borg, Amelia (Architect) ; Lim, Qianyi (Architect) ; Braun, Nicholas (Architect) ; Caught, Jane (Architect) ; Greenaway, Jefa (Curator). / Blak Design Matters. [Design / Architecture].
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Moore, T, Borg, A, Lim, Q, Braun, N, Caught, J & Greenaway, J, Blak Design Matters, 2018, Design / Architecture, Koorie Heritage Trust Inc, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
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Moore T (Architect), Borg A (Architect), Lim Q (Architect), Braun N (Architect), Caught J (Architect), Greenaway J (Curator). Blak Design Matters Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Koorie Heritage Trust Inc. 2018.