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The challenge of co-designing for place (Canberra)

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Paper Giant

17-21 University Avenue

Level 3, T3B

Canberra, ACT 2601

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How do we approach the planning, construction and management of public spaces? What challenges arise when we co-design with communities?

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Placemaking is about strengthening connections between communities and the places they share. It's a multidisciplinary co-design challenge grounded in how to make better use of the places that we interact with and share every day.

As a practice, placemaking is increasingly drawing on participatory design methods to involve communities in the decisions that affect them.

Join us for a discussion with people working to design and experiment with our sense of place.

From building inflatable bubbles in an urban forest to pathfinding with the right amount of user agency, we’ll cover the challenges and complexities of co-designing tangible things with the community.

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Adelaide Rief

PROGRAM MANAGER, HAIG PARK EXPERIMENTS

Adelaide is a creative producer, keen conversationalist, curious cook, committed bicycle rider and fiercely proud resident of Canberra. She has particular interests in facilitating artist's development, inclusion and diversity, public art, and cultural democracy. Adelaide holds a degree in Creative Arts/Law from the University of Melbourne, is a member of the Minister’s Creative Council.

Adelaide is currently the Program Manager at Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres, and has recently led the program for Haig Park Experiments as part of a consortium including University of Canberra, Tait Network and Dionysus on behalf of the City Renewal Authority. The Haig Park Experiments explores a variety of temporary improvements and activities to create meaningful connections to Haig Park for surrounding residents and Canberrans.

Aliza Levy

MANAGER, INHABIT PLACE

Aliza is a Canberra based urban planner with Tait Network and Manger of Inhabit Place. She brings a diverse and global perspective to city making with backgrounds in urban food systems, social enterprise business models and planning for urban cycling.

Inhabit Place is a data and analytical tool that records and interprets human behaviour in public spaces to better understand how we use the built environment, and how the built environment impacts us. Inhabit Place has been conducting place-based audits of public spaces across the ACT and NSW since 2018, and will be expanding throughout the country in 2020.

Reuben Stanton

CO-FOUNDER, PAPER GIANT

Reuben is a strategic designer and researcher with over 15 years experience in the design industry in Australia and Japan. He is a co-founder and Managing Director at Paper Giant.

Reuben is a leading speaker and educator on human-centred design practice, the ethics of design, and using design to enable access to justice. He is passionate about access to justice, and is driven to lead Paper Giant’s design practice to create positive social impact that is fair, just and sustainable.

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