Combining STEAM knowhow with Aboriginal culture to deliver powerful learning to students and corporate groups.
DKA connects people and knowledges. We understand the importance of the knowledge that exists in remote and regional Australia and that we have a role in collecting, curating and sharing that knowledge. We live and work across languages and cultures and use that experience as the foundation of our work. Our knowledge experiences are a way for us to share our understandings and create opportunities for connections.
The desert knowledge network is made up of ancient and enduring Aboriginal knowledges alongside contemporary and emerging research, science and technology. Through intertwining old and new knowledges, both are enriched and strengthened. DKA navigates this network to facilitate custom educational and cultural knowledge experiences for all kinds of groups, from corporate groups to school students.
DKA’s knowledge experiences can offer valuable opportunities to
- Engage with Arrernte culture and deepen understandings of Aboriginal knowledge
- Visit the world-renowned DKA Solar Centre and learn about renewable energy
- Meet leading scientists, engineers and educators from our Precinct partners Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education, Centre for Appropriate Technology, Ekistica and Geoscience Australia
- Experience the beauty of the desert landscape and the inspiration that comes from learning on country
- Network with the leading lights and influential thought leaders of Alice Springs
- Develop and strengthen protocols around working with Aboriginal people and businesses
- Connect with the people and businesses of Central Australia
Ask us about the knowledge experience we can create for you.
Learning about bush medicine on country
The textiles room at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
Tyson welcomes Lendlease executives to Black Tank Outstation.
Enjoying a bush food lunch from Kungkas Can Cook
Networking: Precinct Elder-in-residence Harold Fuber with Lendlease’s Melissa Haigh and Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan
Touring the CfAT workshop
Touring the DKA Solar Centre
Anne teaches Melissa and Amanda about bush food
Michael Liddle presents to Lendlease about his Codes 4 Life workshop.
Networking: Suzanne, Liz and Cath from Lendlease with Jimmy Cocking (ALEC) and Dr Stephen Hagan (Batchelor)
Tyson Carmody at Black Tank Outstation
Lendlease learning on country at Black Tank
Building and testing solar-powered grasshoppers
Students toured the DKA Solar Centre with an expert in renewable energy
Students learned to use Aboriginal symbols to tell their stories through painting
Lachlan from Ekistica with a budding engineer
Learning about renewable energy from experts in the field
Using Aboriginal symbols to tell the story of a young lifetime