A welcoming environment that encourages learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration.
DKA is located at the Desert Knowledge Precinct, a beautiful 73 hectare property on the South Stuart Highway, 8km south of the Alice Springs CBD. The key partners on the precinct — DKA and the Desert People’s Centre, a joint venture between Centre for Appropriate Technology and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education — have worked together to create a vibrant and growing space for knowledge.
DKA manages the Precinct, and proudly celebrates the Arrernte people as the traditional custodians and first knowledge holders of this land. Management of this land is underpinned by an Indigenous Land Use Agreement. We proudly acknowledge Harold Furber as the Precinct’s Elder-in-residence.
The Precinct is a welcoming environment that encourages learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration, reflecting and respecting its distinctive surroundings. The research, education, enterprises and cultural activities housed onsite create an enriching, invigorating place to make connections. The Precinct nurtures relationships that strengthen local, national and international communities and is world-renowned for its innovation that is advancing regional and remote Australia. From the local organisations who utilise DKA’s modern facilities to the school groups that visit for STEAM learning and Arrernte cultural experiences, the Precinct is a meeting place and knowledge hub for all.
Co-locating organisations with similar goals and values provides unique opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of desert knowledges, both ancient and emerging.
Business and Innovation Centre
DKA is located in the Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), a sophisticated office facility designed by award-winning architects. The organisations currently located in the BIC are: