A proud Djugun man from West Kimberley, Louis Mokak was born on Gadigal country, and grew up on Ngunnawal/Ngambri country before moving to the Kulin Nations for university. He has studied two years of a Bachelor of Communication Design and is in his final semester of a Bachelor of Architectural Design at RMIT. Louis is a director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria and a recipient of the Carey Lyon Scholarship in 2015 and the Evelyn Boekmann Scholarship at RMIT in 2013.
Louis is a representative of Culture Squad – a collective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who give voice to the views and cultural expressions of our young people. He sees importance in having space to express his own voice as well as allowing a platform of opportunity for young people to vocalise their own stories, experiences, values and visions.
A strong focus of Louis’ work is to draw upon his cultural background, understandings and knowledge to bring cultural strengthening and self-determination through conceptual thinking, design and architecture. Architecture and design can play an integral role in the revitalisation of culture, improving health and wellbeing and strengthening of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.