Book Chapter

Capturing the Multiplicities of Place: Neighbourhood and Classroom

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Kelum Palipane

Placemaking Sandbox: Emergent Approaches, Techniques and Practices to Create More | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2020


This chapter presents a critical examination of a Sandbox placemaking studio, which adopted a multimodal approach to placemaking pedagogy. Students engaged with a complex multicultural site across a number of different approaches and techniques while considering users who are typically marginalised in community participatory processes. Underpinned by Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, we discuss the unique insights that arose from several intersecting challenges: logistical challenges of implementing design interventions on-site in collaboration with local government, the conceptual and ethical challenges of working in a complex multicultural site, and finally the pedagogical challenges of ..

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