Place Agency is a project focused on the education of placemaking, our team are also endeavoring to tackle and understand the processes driving placemaking. Leading to research in the areas of place evaluation, common challenges face in implementing placemaking and understanding the educational outcomes of the project.
We have also welcomed students seeking answers to their own place related questions through our research internships. Take a dive below to learn more about the completed and ongoing research projects:
Key Research Projects
A project exploring current practice for place evaluation and seeking for a comphrehensive and consistent framework.
The Living Pavilion
A series of studies to understand whether a temporary festival space can successfully influence enhance people’s perceptions and experience of place.
Place Agency pedagogical approaches: impact and outcomes
A project comparing the student’s learnings across the different sandbox studios across Australia.
Through Place Agency and its associated research Thrive hub, there is an opportunity for students and practitioners to practice and develop professional skills with supervision and collaboration.
Internships can focus on existing research projects or be proposed by applicants. If you are interested in becoming a research intern, please contact the research team member that you would like to work with.
The conventional placemaking paradigm empathises the relationships between individuals, communities and urban space where the assemblage of meanings and expectations that define people’s experience within a space transform it into a ‘place’. A sense of place is associated with sense…
Placemaking is a process through which the communities have an opportunity to transform a ‘space’ to a ‘place’ in which they have invested personal and shared meanings. Place can emerge from both formal (council or developer led initiatives) or informal…
Why do we build? What are we building towards? Is it to make meaning out of stone and mortar? To heal the harm we have wrought? To keep adapting a changing world? To create benefits for the wider world beyond…