Focusing on Cook’s Cottage and the Fitzroy Gardens, this event offered by the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage will explore how the landscape is remade through the process of reassembling plants and buildings from one part of the globe to another.
What does ‘people’s ground’ mean in the context of this process of remaking? What happens to Country in this process? And how might new perspectives on decolonisation, shared history, and sustainability assert themselves when re-making this landscape in the future?
This event will combine presentations, discussion, and a look at Fitzroy Gardens to explore the ways that the wider central Melbourne landscape has been transformed, and how we might appreciate the intangible heritage of meanings and stories that remain embedded invisibly here, or being embedded within us, shape our sensory experiencing of the land.
The event will include a conversation between celebrated author Bruce Pascoe and Dr Beth Gott; presentations and guided walks with Wurundjeri, City of Melbourne and Heritage Victoria representatives; reflections by Rueben Berg (Gunditjmara man and Director of Indigenous Architecture & Design Victoria), Dr Chris Healy and Dr Anita Smith, and others. A chance to engage and reflect on how we make and remake our landscapes.