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The Design Challenge and Place Process

At the end of the studio, the students were expected to deliver four design ideas for the redevelopment of the Paine Reserve area (architecture, landscape and construction students) and four strategic plans (planning students) that could be incorporated by the…

Placemaking activity – Imaginarium

By Andy Choi, Bonnie Gordon, Meg Varley, Aleksandra Nikitina, Kevin Sutanto. The premise of this engagement activity was to design for community with community. By handing over the designer’s pen, the community was invited to draw what they wanted to see…

Placemaking activity – Play

By Rob Snelling, Kendal McQuire, Polyvios Nicolau, Rick Clarke. How can a site be playfully reimagined to inspire new forms of play? Students wanted to gain an understanding of the genius loci (sprit of place), discover what types of play would…

Placemaking activity – the Newport masterpiece

By Nicole Inskip, Yueting Guo, Jiawei Yin, Noel Shi. This student group was thrown the challenge of exploring the possibilities and opportunities to activate one of the park’s pathway entrances adjacent to the local bowls club. In an effort to attract…

Placemaking activity – Home away from home

By Andrew Curnow, Eloise Mitchell, Josh Mannerheim, Hanyu Yang & Yiran Wang. Kids love jumping castles and parents love coffee! This engagement station brought the two together to foster an informal space for conversations focused on family needs in a public…

Newport Studio Legacy

What does deep collaboration look like? What happens when we bring artists, students, council and community together to reimagine place?  Take a look at this fantastic video, click image image above, to gain insights into a place-based journey and the…

Detailed Learning Methodology

This studio was the first of the nationwide placemaking studios created by the Place Agency Consortium. The purpose of the studio was to take students through the first two aspects of a place-based journey; People and Process. People: The students…

Newport’s story

The land of Hobson Bay prior to Europe settlement was home to the Yalukit-Willam people, a name meaning ‘river camp’ or river dwellers’. The Wurundjeri-Willam have long been neighbours of the Yalukit-willam and as such have custodial obligations and shared…

Avoiding Digital Disasters & Outer Suburbs Placemaking

Are you ready for our Thursday arvo double whamming? Placemaking tips and tricks, and potholes to be avoided! Don’t miss Tools for Digital Placemaking: Avoiding Digital Disasters! Or Beyond Tabula Rasa: Towards Deeper Place Engagement in Outer Suburbs. Find out…