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Living City 2010 Workshop

Wright, Natalie, Hooper, Les , Boyle, Peter , & Searle, Genevieve (2010) Living City 2010 Workshop. [Exhibition/Event]

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Living City 2010 was a three-day place-based urban design immersion workshop program held at Logan Road Conference Centre, Stones Corner, for 30 self-selected Year 11 Visual Art Students and 4 Teachers drawn from 11 state and private Brisbane Secondary Schools, that focused on the active Brisbane City Council redevelopment site of Stones Corner, specifically Logan Road, public spaces at Stones Corner Library and rehabilitation of the nearby creek corridor.

The workshop, framed within notions of ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability, aimed to raise awareness of the layered complexity and perspectives involved in the design of shared city spaces and to encourage young people to voice their own concerns as future citizens about the shape and direction of their city.

On Day 1, Brisbane City Council Public Art Officers Brendan Doherty and Genevieve Searle, local landscape architect Peter Boyle (Verge) and artists Malcolm Enright and Barbara Heath provided students with an overview of the historic and future context of the area including proposed design and public art interventions, followed by a site walk. The afternoon session, led by Natalie Wright and QUT design staff and students, focused on design tools to assist in the tackling of the redesign of the Stones Corner library precinct, where students worked on ideas. On Day 2, students were mentored by artist Liam Key to participate in a computer animation activity using the built environment as a canvas, and by artist Sebastian Moody to participate in an activity using red helium balloons as a playful catalyst for interaction to activate and create new public space. Later, students worked in teams on their ideas for redevelopment of the site in preparation for their Day 3 presentations. The workshop culminated in an exchange of planning ideas with Georgina Aitchison from Brisbane City Council's Urban Renewal Division.

Students were introduced to design methodology, team thinking strategies, the scope of design practices and professions, presentation skills and post-secondary pathways, while participating teachers acquired content and design learning strategies transferable in many other contexts.

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ID Code: 47765
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Vicki Savage - Chinchilla State High School
  • Brendan Doherty - Brisbane city council
  • Liam Key
  • Sebastian Moody
  • Barbara Heath
  • Malcolm Enright
  • Adam Wigg - QUT School of Design
  • Rebekah Davis - QUT School of Design
  • Jane Houston - QUT School of Design
  • Cassandra Donald - QUT School of Design student
  • Elizabeth Scott - QUT School of Design student
  • David Corazza - Channon Gallery
  • Georgina Aitchinson - Brisbane city council
    Keywords: Urban Design, Secondary School, Design Education, Design Workshop, Public Art
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Design
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2011 08:28
    Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 13:51

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