Esther Anatolitis, Paul Callaghan and Elissa McMillan discuss what it means to restart and reimagine Melbourne post-pandemic. Through an interdisciplinary conversation connecting urban play, public art, tactical urbanism, community connection and societal wellbeing they ask how neighbourhoods and communities can come together to create hyperlocal urban play? Can play help us reconnect with the world after lockdown? Do we still need cities at all?
Hosted by Playable City Melbourne, a project connecting music, games and fashion with public space – shaping an urban play community exploring alternate ways of being, First Peoples connection to place, and more-than-human infrastructure.
This was recorded on Wed 31 March and presented by The Capitol and RMIT University School of Design as part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.