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Getting Creative in the Suburbs

Posted in Events by Creative Suburbs on May 6th, 2013

9 May , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

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How can suburbs get creative and engaging? Talking about the role engagement plays in spatial justice, Alvaro Maz will be exploring ways cities can use -cool- marketing examples to design and interact with our parks, buildings and streets.

We will examine the way we engage with the urban form of our cities and  imagine the potential of having an inclusive, sustainable and creative places to live.

Alvaro is a former international development devotee interested in spreading ideas, examining and connecting places and people and feeding his new chocolate addiction; an urban thinker exploring new media with a beer and cheese appetite and passion for informal, vibrant communities. He lives, eats and blogs from Melbourne.  Alvaro is also the founder of Creative Suburbs, a community consultation platform to share and support ideas to enhance Melbourne’s suburbs.

Date: Thursday 9 May, 2013 
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts (Southbank campus), 234 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Refreshments provided/gold coin donations welcome!

http://urbantalks.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/alvaro-maz-on-creative-suburbs-thursday.html


Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City: Panel Discussion

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 8th, 2012

10 May , 2012
7:00 pmto8:30 pm


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Panel Discussion: Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s? In imagining the city, ideas of community and culture, and their dynamic interrelations, can be obscured within a focus on physical and built forms. Artist John Vella’s public lecture will examine the matrix of Public Art in the contemporary city, with a focus on spatial practice. Drawing upon recent shifts in conceptions of ‘place-making’ that attempt to take greater account of socio-cultural dynamics, can spatial practice be imagined more broadly – as a platform and medium for dialogue in the city? For articulating ‘the right to the city’? For reconnecting people to place via Public Art ‘place-making’ as a relational activity? For imagining futures and producing public space, whether utopian or pragmatic?

Join us for a public discussion with:

  • John Vella (Speaker) – a practicing artist and Head of Sculpture, Tasmanian School of Art.
  • Dr Mick Douglas (Discussant) – an artist-researcher and lecturer at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University.
  • Dr Ruth Fazakerley (Discussant) – a researcher at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University.
  • Dr James Oliver (Chair) – an artist-researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships. VCA University of Melbourne

Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 7PM.
RMIT Building 50, Orr St, Carlton.
Entry by gold coin donation. Refreshment provided.

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