Quarry Ecologies: At the Edge of Design


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Held within a 140-year-old sandstone quarry in Beech Forest within the Otway Ranges, on the traditional lands of the Gadubanud people, Quarry Pedagogies Camp brought together a community of designers and creative professionals to consider the site and its post extractive condition, rehabilitation as an expanded practice and how to foster cultures through place.

This inaugural Quarry Pedagogies Camp included a program of talks, workshops, daily activities and group discussions. Participants were invited to initiate projects in response to the site and were provided time, space, materials and tools to do so. The Camp was an experiment in culture building, group work and ecologies at the edge.

One month later, please join us at MPavilion as we reflect through conversation about what emerged, what lessons we learnt and how we might collectively consider alternate modes of design and creative practice through sites and projects such as these.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.