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Country, as encompassed by the Aboriginal English term Country. Country includes humans, more-than-humans and all that is tangible and non-tangible and which become together in an active, sentient, mutually caring and multidirectional manner in, with and as place/space (Rose, 1996; Hsu et al., 2014; Bawaka Country including Suchet-Pearson et al., 2013; Bawaka Country including Wright et al., 2015).


Nicola Lambert, Galway Woman, Ireland  | Co - founder Catchment Studio    

Creative Director and Consultant, Create and Sow. Nicola is a passionate and multifaceted professional, adept as a creative producer, facilitator, knowledge broker, and storyteller.

In recent years, Nicola has built a strong bond with the Ngunnawal community and Country. Through participatory events, and public art projects, she has worked to engage the broader community in connecting with and caring for Ngunnawal Country.


Nicola is also instrumental in rethinking and decolonizing engagement and design approaches ensuring Ngunnawal-led, Country centred and co-creation are the deep roots of  her practice and engagement process.


Kate Harriden, Wiradyuri Women | Co- founder Catchment Studio
Research Fellow – Indigenous Water, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University, PhD scholar of the Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU. Her research incorporates Indigenous water science to modify the form and function of urban storm water channels and has a community engagement element. Kate has presented her research in a number of forums, including community meetings, ABC radio, catchment network meetings and in a variety of publications.


Kirsten Wehner, Canberra Women | Co -founder Catchment Studio

Kirsten is an established curator/designer and producer of community engagement events. She has worked across large and small-scale cultural organisations, most recently focusing on developing participatory engagement projects such as PhotoAccess' recent Water Walks series.

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