Indigenous communities around the world are constantly impacted by the decisions of others and type-cast as importers of knowledge.

Ekistica was established to reverse this model, to export the Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd’s more than 35 years of experience working in remote areas to other contexts and locations; and to constructively impact the world around us, to help shape the world we are all part of and to demonstrate that this can be done from a remote area, with remote area knowledge.

Established in 2007, Ekistica is the commercial services arm of the Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd, a not-for-profit corporation working creatively at the interface of technology and economy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Centre for Appropriate Technology Ltd is owned and governed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board and knows a thing or two about working in remote areas and how to design and deliver services to the people and communities who live there. Click here to learn more about what they do.

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
— James Boswell, 1775