Tirkanthi Yangadlitya

A new cultural space, Tirkanthi Yangadlitya, meaning 'Learning for Future', has been created to support Indigenous students and staff, and inspire non-Indigenous people.

Tirkanthi Yangadlitya yarning circle with feature lighting - wide shot

Tirkanthi Yangadlity flows on from the adjacent Yaitya Ngutupira ('About Aboriginal Knowledge') space, which brings together a collection of physical and digital items from across the University, to support and embed Indigenous knowledge and shared learning.

The next phase of the project will see a new Library North entrance created directly off the Barr Smith Lawns. This entrance will help form a connection between Yaitya Ngutupira, Tirkanthi Yangadlity and the Kaurna Learning Circle, an important cultural meeting place at North Terrace located on Victoria Drive.

Project overview

  • Location: Level 1 Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
  • Size: 180m2
  • Architect: baukultur
  • Construction partner: Sarah Constructions


  • Yarning Circle (talking zone) with circular strip lighting
  • High-back chairs, low tables and plush seating (quiet zone)
  • Feature LED lighting with handwoven light shades from Indigenous communities
  • Large LED screen

Completed: February 2024