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What is Placemaking?

“Placemaking is a process to increase the capacity and capability of people to invest a place with meaning” – Place Agency. As an international movement, placemaking belongs to everyone. Placemaking is in the business of making vibrant, healthy and thriving…

Place Week – Melbourne – 11th-17th May

Less than a week to go before Place Week kicks off in Melbourne We have a rich program supported by 16 events hosted at venues around the city. The week starts with Mother’s day celebration in Tarneit where young children…

Placemaking at Living Pavilion

Today is the launch of the Living Pavilion, 1st of May to the 17th of May, don’t miss out. Temporary events are an effective way to revitalise and activate an area to enhance social bonding across communities. However, their potential…

Place Week – Event – Rating Place

Current practice, why it is important and current limitations. Place Week event, Rating Place, brings together a placemaking powerhouse panel. As placemaking gathers momentum, how do we separate, that which offers only passing novelty, from that which fosters an ongoing…

The Living Pavilion Research Methods

Three key institutions are undertaking a series of transdisciplinary research projects to study The Living Pavilion project through an arts, ecological and Indigenous knowledge lens and evaluate whether a temporary festival can successfully produce a ‘place’. The Living Pavilion festival…

2018 Wrap Up

The Place Agency germinated and grew over 2018. Supported by the Myer Foundation, a consortium of University partners came together to provide education pathways for best practice placemaking. The desire for participatory design processes and community-led approaches to urban renewal…

Place Agency Launch 2019

To councils, existing and potential partners, students and teachers, We welcome you all to continue the journey with us as we explore best practice approaches to Place Making in Australian streets, towns and cities near you. We are thrilled to…

Lessons from an Underpass Park

By Matt Novacevski As far as placemaking goes, it’s at least a 9/10 for difficulty.  The hard edges and a relentless hum stand out while the bland coldness of concrete closes in, flexing its materiality over all else. Yes, it’s…