Melbourne Design Week: Citizen-led housing developments workshop – March 18

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As part of 2018 NGV Melbourne Design Week we ran a workshop on Sunday March 18 at the North Fitzroy Library.

The workshop was a collaborative effort with Katherine Sundermann of MGS Architects & The Melbourne School of Design and Dr. Anthony Duckworth-Smith from the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and Pimp My Suburb who produced the co-design models.

A little over 30 participants received a crash course in community-led housing, working with potential future neighbours to make collective decisions about their own development.

With a focus on inter-generational living and ageing in place, participants negotiated a hypothetical budget based on the Brunswick East site we picked for the exercise and brief for a small-scale community of around 8 homes.

This event aimed to give participants a practical introduction to the benefits and challenges of citizen-led development.

All ticket sale revenue was donated to Climate for Change.

Below are some pictures from the day. Photos courtesy of Kim Vo from University of Melbourne and models courtesy of AUDRC.

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