Project Details


An interdisciplinary design product which investigates creative practices to reduce conflict between Portsea residents and the University (voiced repeatedly by the Portsea Action Group - PAG) whereby students are competing with Portsea residents for accommodation. This research project, blending history, art and built environment disciplines, will create a neighbourhood garden representing the intangible qualities of historic places by exploring cultural heritage, community voices and historical and contemporary issues through textural processes. The initial stage involves supporting the PAG community in a) a community hub, b) a Pantry franchise to improve food distribution and nutrition/other advice and c) items for a revived community newsletter. These will be supported through student projects.

Layperson's description

A creative project to stimulate intergenerational input into a community garden.

Key findings

Making use of ‘green’ spaces – more seating - a community garden would bring generations together and allow people without gardens to be part of a garden.
Effective start/end date22/08/18 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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