Space Activation

Space Activation

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What are you doing with the spaces on campus?

We often focus in on the classroom but what about the learning that happens in the public spaces between buildings, spaces that are often underutilised and empty? Cue the Place Activation Team at Curtin University, who worked to turn their campus into a fun and engaging destination.  Ambient music, roving comedians, student painted murals, hammocks, an international food truck court, workshops, games are all organised around campus. The University also set up colourful containers that offer alternative resting places with books, gardening activities and even a swing. Staff and students are encouraged to submit proposals. If you are looking for more ideas, look at Ocupa Tu Calle, an organisation in Lima, Peru that plans urban interventions that are low cost but high impact.

+ As students return to campus, what is your activation strategy and how do you put the SDGs at the centre of this? How could you connect this with the curriculum?


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