gleadell street studio

The University Of Melbourne - Semester 1 2021.
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Project Description

The Gleadell Street Studio will challenge students to design a temporary placemaking intervention (for summer 2022) to enhance Gleadell Street to have a 'community hub' vibe.

The Gleadell Street area reflects Richmond’s diverse origins and histories, from pre-colonial Wurundjeri histories to the working class and industrial ‘Struggletown’ period and, now, to its identity as a multicultural, thriving inner-city neighbourhood. Many know this street for its weekly street market, which dates back to 1873. Residents of Richmond – old-time shoppers and the newcomers alike – continue to “meet at the market”.

The immediate area has various other important amenities: two schools (the new Richmond High School, which opened in 2017, and the Lynall Hall Community School), a multicultural daycare centre, a recreation centre, a church and Citizen’s Park.

This Studio will work with the Let’s Enhance Gleadell Street (LEGS) Association and other community stakeholders to comprehensively understand the users' aspirations for the long-term vision for the precinct.

Learning Methodology

Students will be challenged to work on their co-design capacities and spatial design skills through working with local stakeholders in constructing a robust vision for the Gleadell Street site in Richmond (inner-city Melbourne). This work will include engagement with agencies and institutions as well as diverse community members and take a place-based and applied approach to urban planning and co-design processes.

How does this studio match PlaceAgency Objectives?

Students will be asked to choose a 'protagonist' to guide their design: the landscape, cultural representation or child-friendly open cities.

With one protagonist chosen, students will bring together key principles of their chosen protagonist with the local community's values delivering a series of potential temporary intervention ideas that LEGS will be able to test on the ground.

Activities – Studio Outline

ActivityDescriptionKey dates for activitiesKey learning objectives
Site storytellingMeeting project champions and tour of site, behaviour mapping29th June 2021listening, site experience
Co-designA co-design session with members of the community6th July 2021developing a vision for a potential placemaking intervetion
Final Presentation to communityPresenting during Saturday pop-up market17th July 2021story of place
Placemaking activationPop-up activationTBD - Summer 2022celebrating and finding opportunities through temporary placemaking interventions

Location Description

Gleadell Street, Richmond



The following students are enrolled in this studio and have chosen to appear on the Place Agency website. You may access more information about them and their interests by clicking each of their photos.

This subject is available to students enrolled in The University Of Melbourne throughout Semester 1 2021. You can access the handbook by clicking here where you will be able to find more information about the studio.

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Studio Leaders
Derlie Mateo-BabianoDerlie Mateo-Babiano
Dominique HesDominique Hes
Joanne TaylorJoanne Taylor
Project champion

Steven Vaughan

Elizabeth Honey

Elizabeth Honey

LEGS Association Inc.

LEGS Association Inc.

- Architecture
- Landscape Architecture
- Planning
- Urban Planning