Exploring cultural economic futures through agent based modelling
This project, co-designed by University of Melbourne and First Nations researchers, seeks to model Tati Tati water-related cultural economic futures using agent-based modelling.
Tati Tati Traditional Owners' Country is on Millu (Murray River) near Robinvale, Victoria. This project will quantify the intergenerational opportunities and benefits that come from the return of water and control of resources to Traditional Owners.
Researchers will critically reflect on the interactions between modelling science when operating with traditional knowledge, and the ethics, fairness, and cultural appropriateness of these interactions.
The findings will inform decision-making in resource management, water entitlements, sovereignty and self-determination, and social services.
This project is supported by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's 2022 Seed Funding Round.
Dr Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, Indigenous Knowledge Institute
Dr Rajith Vidanaarachchi, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Associate Professor Jason Thompson, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Professor Saman Halgamuge, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Brendan Kennedy, Tati Tati Kaeijin
Melissa Kennedy, Tati Tati Kaeijin
For information about this project, please contact:
Dr Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran
Indigenous Knowledge Institute