Co-founder and Director of Yerrabingin (Indigenous Design Thinking for Collaborative Solutions)
Christian is a Woiwurrung and Maneroo Aboriginal man interweaving Indigenous tacit knowledge and collaborative design thinking to walk a new path, away from conventional approaches, and create new opportunities for intergenerational capital to allow future Indigenous generations to thrive.
Yerrabingin provides sustainable solutions coupled with cultural connectivity and shared understanding to solve problems within the space of our communities' social capital potential, through the lens of design thinking.
Yerrabingin has launched the world's first Indigenous rooftop farm, located high above Sydney on the roof of Yerrabingin House in South Eveleigh with over 2,000 Australian native food plants. Yerrabingin is collaborating with a number of Chefs and restaurants, encouraging a renewed uptake and understanding of delicious and nutritious Australian native foods delivered sustainably. The site also offers workshops on Aboriginal culture, native permaculture, environmental sustainability and physical and mental health and well-being. Yerrabingin is also the 2019 Delicious Outstanding Native Producer Award Winner, Award of Merit - Australian Institute Horticulture Annual Awards 2019, Winner of Excellence in Community Engagement - Urban Developer Awards 2019 and Winner Public and Urban Project Award - Sustainability Awards 2019.
I acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians and ancestors of the lands I walk across.