inglewood on beaufort town square speakout
Curtin University Participatory Planning students will partner with Inglewood on Beaufort to plan and run a Speakout workshop at the Inglewood Night Markets, to capture community and visitor ideas about how to upgrade the Inglewood Town Square into a vibrant, community space. In small groups, the Curtin University students will conduct a series of three workshops in the lead up to the main Speakout Workshop, in order to gain background knowledge and develop an ideas bank as to how to use the budget to effectively engage with the community. The workshops collectively represent a participatory planning program, representing a combination of different engagement workshop events working towards a common objective.
Students will learn a range of common community engagment workshop techniques, through organising and running their own workshop, and participating in other students’ workshops.
Students will learn how to combine workshops into a coherent participatory planning program to address an overarching objective.
Students will learn important skills for participatory planning, including facilitation, recording, workshop design, time-management and basic event management techniques.
How does this studio match PlaceAgency Objectives?
The students will use a series of three workshops to prepare and plan for a final workshop to be held at the popular Inglewood Night Markets. The overall process allows students to practice engagement techniques, with each other at first before finally going out into the community. The final workshop will gather ideas to improve the Inglewood Town Square through placemaking interventions and built environment improvements
Activities – Studio Outline
|Activity||Description||Key dates for activities||Key learning objectives|
|Field Trip||Meet the studio partner/project briefing||Week 7||community engagement|
|Workshop 4||Inglewood Night Markets Speakout||Week 12||community engagement|
|Meeting||debriefing with studio partner||Week 13||empathy and deep listening|