Tristan Schultz is shaped by his Gamilaroi Aboriginal and Australian European heritage which also informs his extensive interdisciplinary design and research experience, intersecting decolonial thinking, design, foresight, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Tristan’s expertise is critical mapping and designing tactics for people seeking decolonising options for their futures. He holds a B.Design and M. Design (Hons) and has recently submitted a PhD. Tristan is founder and director of Relative Creative, a leading Australian strategic design practice that designs communication, strategies, experiences, and events that help people think, talk and mobilise sustainable futures. He has served on the Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslanderArts Strategy Panel and as has been deputy chair of Blakdance, Australia’s peak body for Aboriginal dance. Tristan continues consulting, advising and facilitating events with these organisations and several more. Tristan is also a lecturer in Design at QCA, Griffith University and with Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Southern Cross University. He has exhibited internationally, and published widely in academic journals, book chapters and conferences.
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