SEEking Mooring

“By a majority vote”, “the majority rules”, “based on the majority’s needs”, throughout history we have heard so much in our society about how the minority is subordinate to the majority. Nowadays, we have rules and regulations that makes accessibility a requirement, however, it seems like that our design for the minority group of people is mainly focused on achieving the accessible requirements rather than also focusing on experience. Therefore, could we, as landscape architects, create more than just a ramp? More than just a tactile path? More than just an access? How could we include the minority group of people in our design so that they are able to equally, if not more, safely, and independently experience the landscape? Glebe Island, being the center of major developments in the future, provides a challenge to re-focus and zoom into our more vulnerable stakeholders: people with vision impairment. ‘SEEking Mooring’ aims to create a much more immersive, diverse, and inclusive place for ALL through improving the accessibility and enhancing the sensory experience for the minority group of people.
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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia, as the traditional custodians of our lands, waters and seas. We recognise their ability to care for Country and their deep spiritual connection with Country. We honour Elders past and present whose knowledge and wisdom ensure the continuation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.