Linking Karumba : Creating Sustainable Connections

Satherley, Shannon D. (2008) Linking Karumba : Creating Sustainable Connections. [Exhibition/Event]


Linking Karumba: Creating Sustainable Connections This exhibition showcases the work of 3rd -4th year undergraduate landscape architecture, architecture, Industrial Design, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering students in response to issues of sustainability in the Gulf of Carpentaria town of Karumba. It presented the work to the Karumba and Carpentaria Shire community.

16 students and four staff set off on a 2488km journey to undertake the first half of the Carpentaria Project: a fortnight-long strategic planning project entitled Linking Karumba to encourage social, economic, environmental and cultural linkages across the town. Karumba, along with the nearby town of Normanton, is one of Queensland’s most remote settlements. Its economy is based on fishing, tourism, and mining. It has two centres, 2.5km apart by river, or 9km by road. This physical disconnect was identified by Carpentaria Shire Council (CSC) and the Karumba Progress Association (KPA) as a source of socio-cultural disconnection, which formed the basis of our project brief. Student designs were highly responsive to the character of Karumba’s culture and environment, indicating remarkable levels of immersion, and attracting $830 000 in Qld. state government funding for implementation.

The Exhibition Four groups of four students produced four strategic planning and design options toward this future: Make the Switch: Alice Anonuevo, Michael Marriott, Carla Priestley & Grant Harvey Realigning the Systems: Claudia Bergs, Rebecca Stephens, Anna Coulson & Lois Kerrigan Diversification of Experience: Rebecca North, Kyle Bush, Debra Sullivan & Jenna Green The River is the Main Street: Ashley Nicholson, Monica Kuiken, Dean Bowen & Bill Schild

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ID Code: 59733
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
QUT staff exhibition facilitator
  • Glenn Thomas, Gini Lee.
Volunteer staff
  • Kim Carmichael, Wes Mortensen (thanks to Moreton Bay Regional Council).
Industry partners
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Karumba Progress Association
Industry Collaborators
  • Ghost Nets
  • Morr Morr Pastoral Company
Funders: Carpentaria Shire Council, QUT External Relations
Material: Design drawings
Measurements or Duration: 1 day
Number of Pieces: 4 installations created by 16 exhibitors.
Location: From date: To date:
Karumba Civic Centre, Qld. 2008-10-09 2008-10-09
Keywords: sustainability, resilience, remoteness, placemaking, strategic design
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 the authors and exhibitors.
Deposited On: 07 May 2013 02:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 03:20

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