ICTC Mainstreet 2017
 

Design for Social Innovation

Thursday 26 October 2017 1:50pm – 3:20pm

Workshop presented by: Julia Suh, Urban Strategist, Urban Toolbox

How do we create happy and healthy communities without leaving anyone behind? Social inclusion is a prevalent theme in design and planning, yet too often, marginalised groups -- the homeless, elderly, children, youth, gender & ethnic minorities, people with disability and other economically excluded groups – don’t have a voice in how our shared spaces are shaped and used. This workshop interrogates the state of our urban equality and explores possibilities for positive change via urban design and placemaking.

Julia Suh will share her learnings from Westpac Social Change Fellowship. Participants are invited to bring an example of a marginalised group in their community, and work in groups to ideate actions.

Inclusive for full conference delegates. Maximum of 20 participants.

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Friday 27 October 2017 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Workshop presented by: Sarah Poole, Director, Thriving Places

Role playing is one of the most effective ways to ‘walk a mile in someone else’s shoes’. To change the pace of your morning, and hit the ‘pause’ button on listening to others speak, you will actively take on a persona of one of the characters involved in both a thriving main street scenario and a declining main street scenario.

By working together, the characters will explore their responses to questions and to each other’s perspectives, sharing new insights and observations. You will leave this workshop feeling more energised, inspired and erudite!

Inclusive for full conference delegates. Maximum of 20 participants.