Sun 28 May 2pm – 4pm
596 Stanley Street,
Activate and critically re-imagine our metropolitan car park spaces.
Globally, substantial amounts of land are dedicated to car parks – in Meanjin [Brisbane], there are 25,633 parking spaces in the CBD alone. FORMS OF ASSEMBLY is a public art intervention and workshop activation that critically re-imagines car park spaces as a resource for community connection and collaboration. Situated in Jacob Lane, this project reexamines the liminal quality of parking facilities and constructs a site for active community gathering and urban triangulation. The public lecture and workshop program invites the community to consider the impacts of this infrastructure on our urban environment and creatively re-imagine our city spaces as sites for community development.
This program is facilitated by Georgia Hayward, in collaboration with Brisbane Free University. Georgia Hayward is an Meanjin-based artist, curator and artsworker with cultural connections to the Mardigan people. Her practice explores the influence of public space on contemporary social dynamics and community development. Brisbane Free University (BFU) believes that education should be a Commons and opens an autonomous space in which the empowering processes of teaching and learning belong to everybody. BFU re-imagines education by bringing critical thought to the heart of the city, challenging the divide between the academic sphere and the public forum.