Solving problems within the space of our own communities’ through the lens of design thinking.
Yerrabingin was founded by Clarence Slockee and Christian Hampson in 2018. The pair envisioned a new way of disrupting Aboriginal disadvantage; by interweaving Indigenous tacit knowledge and collaborative design thinking. They sought to walk a new path, away from conventional approaches, and create new opportunities for intergenerational capital to allow future generations to thrive.
After more than a year of collaboration with Mirvac and multiple community networks, we launched our first project: a community, Indigenous rooftop farm in the heart of Sydney. And we’re always on the lookout for more opportunities for our people to use their innate skills for environmentalism, education, entertainment and more.
"What has been empowering for us both personally is identifying the opportunity to solve problems within the space of our own communities’ social enterprise potential, through the lens of design thinking. "
A vast, growing network
We coordinate with a range of existing Aboriginal networks, including Eora TAFE, NCIE, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care, AMS Redfern and Gadigal Information Services. With the help of these communities, we find opportunities to provide ongoing consultation and collaborative design and development.
Christian Hampson is a Woiwurrung and Maneroo man and a strong advocate for community custodianship in protecting, sharing and celebrating the diverse culture of New South Wales.
Christian has an extensive background in Cultural Heritage Management, with over 20 years experience leading the design and delivery of heritage programs in the public sector.
Clarence Slockee is a Mindjingbal-Bundjalung man with a passion for Aboriginal cultural heritage and the environment. He has broad experience as a cultural and environmental educator, delivering a range of programs and community based projects in the not-for-profit and public sector.