Title of Research
This Place Is Alive — Provisional Creative Infrastructures
This research stems from a group of ongoing projects that occupy sites with uncertain futures, established as places for creative practice, which foreground experimentation and creative development.
This work has come to be understood as the design of open-ended infrastructural systems. These manifest in a range of ways on site – built form, operations, programming, curation, maintenance and rehabilitation.
This research begins by bringing together 1000 things from my practice. Objects, drawings, images, words and ideas come together to form a collection. With a focus in this early phase on reflecting on how I work, this collection is a first and very intuitive response at establishing a routine.
Over time this collection will be slowly and carefully added to and rearranged based on theme, type or subject, informed by the process and system itself and assembled in different ways, with the intention of finding new connections and new understandings.
This is not about synthesis nor simplification. It’s about holding all the pieces in one place, and designing a way of working with this material and through this process, and being open to what emerges.
We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as traditional custodians, on whose unceded lands we work and live.
We respectfully acknowledge elders – past, present and emerging. And we extend our deepest respects to all First Nations peoples. In the context of the work we do, we express gratitude for our shared connection through place, to the oldest continuing cultures on earth.
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