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GL[E]AM 2020 Session 6

19 November 2020

Authored by Hayball

Co-creation: Learning from Language of Children
Collaborating and co-creating with children to active public spaces

Children have unique and less filtered views of their environment and how it might be used and experienced. Experts from multidisciplinary fields – public art, interior design, architecture, urban design, and academia – came together to discuss how working directly with children can positively impact the design and activation of public spaces. The session explored global best-practice initiatives of co-creating spaces with children, including the Children’s Museum in Victoria. Several children also joined the session to add their thoughts on how they would improve their neighbourhoods, and why children should have a greater voice in design.

Thank you to our wonderful speakers Jennifer Turpin (Studio TCS), Mary Featherston (Mary Featherston Design) and Michael Martin + Andrea Jelic (Aalborg University).

Mary Featherston Story, video by Kart Projects
Children, Play and the Built Environment, report by Michael Martin, Andrea Jelic with The CoC Playful Minds
Artwork by Jennifer Turpin from Turpin Crawford Studio and recent projects with children Operation Crayweed with Balgowlah North Public School.

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