This research-led studio brings to life three discrete projects that are part of the ensuing recovery of three places affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire complex that occurred across East Gippsland / Gunaikurnai Country and other contested aboriginal lands.
Together with Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), Genoa Town Committee (GTC) and Mallacoota and District Recovery Association (MADRA), we will be 'co-creating' an outdoor cultural performance space and two townscape reimaginations with each respective grassroots organisation.
Our assistance of these partners through the community engagement strategies and design work generated in this paired studio-studies unit will be supported by a week of fieldwork in East Gippsland. This will include leading the facilitation of co-creation workshops for these projects, cultural and environmental knowledge sharing with local partners, and deep self-driven site analysis.
The fieldwork will also intersect with the Open House Melbourne Waterfront program as part of Melbourne Design Week where there will be opportunities to share our work with broader regional communities.
Friday 26 March - Depart early morning from Melbourne to Mallacoota.
Monday 29 March - Depart Mallacoota to Lake Tyers/Lakes Entrance.
Friday 2 April - Depart Lake Tyers to Melbourne where the trip concludes. (check out by 10am, no teaching/events on this day)