Nadeena Dixon's Sustainability Story Map
To help bring to life ISCA’s mission of accelerating sustainability in infrastructure through collaboration, we engaged indigenous artist Nadeena Dixon to create a ‘Sustainability Story Map’.
Featured on the front page of our Annual Conference Program this year and on our reusable delegate bags, Nadeena’s artwork shares a story of a connection and collaboration of people, planet and pathways from past to future.
ISCA team met with Nadeena, a proud woman of the Wiradjuri, Yuin and Gadigal people who shared her story of growing up traditionally and sharing her time by the sea on the south coast, in the snowy mountains and Sydney. Being taught traditional weaving methods by her aunties, Nadeena developed a deep appreciation for story-telling nature of art from a young age. A talented artist and casual lecturer at UTS about Indigenous Perspectives in Arts and Culture, her practice encompasses print making, multi-platform production including photography, animation, video, editing, sound, and webpage design and integration.
“I'm blessed to be able to share my work and communicate my artistic vision through my arts practice,” said Nadeena.
Speaking about the piece she created for ISCA Nadeena explains “the design fits within Indigenous knowledge systems framework using key symbols to communicate through a Visual Symbol language. I think of the work as a type of Story Map or Story world that can be read and translated through the symbols that identify what the core messages are.”
ISCA is delighted with Nadeena’s Sustainable Story Map and we hope you are too, each delegate at our Annual Conference will take home a reusable bag with the artwork printed on it.