Day: February 17, 2021

“It is not cultural appropriation to take cues from the local culture” says commenter



a group of people in grassy area next to a building: Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre


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Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

In this week’s comments update, readers are questioning who should design the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide and sharing their views on other top stories.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot have revealed visuals of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

The architecture studio was inspired by traditional indigenous shelters when designing the building, which will host a mix of exhibition and event spaces to celebrate the “past, present and future” of Australia’s First Nations.

“I don’t think this building evokes anything remotely aboriginal”

Readers aren’t convinced that the right studio was chosen for the job though.

“So let me be clear, an architecture firm in New York is designing an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Australia?” asked Sim. “So a group of – probably white – people will fly from New York

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