The Identity Bricks project supports students and staff to create or select an object that represents their own identity or cultural journey as an Indigenous person.
Participants’ own objects of significance will be encased in a clear resin brick to form part of a permanent installation in Building 189 on the Parkville campus. The project symbolises reciprocity and mutual exchange related to working on Wurundjeri Country, by reflecting on participants’ personal stories of community.
In mid-2021, participants selected and submitted the object they would like to have encased in their resin brick. This was followed by two workshops designed to support participants in exploring their own cultural journey and identity through storytelling, a presentation from an Indigenous elder, and guided reflections on cultural identity. All resin bricks will be cast and laid in Building 189 by mid-2022.
The Identity Bricks project is a collaboration between the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, Murrup Barak and the Student Precinct project team.