"Governing the Edge: New Approaches to Place Making"

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Presenter:  Professor Paul Carter

Date: May 13, 2015

Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm

Contact person:  LEBA
T: 8946 6156
E: LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Blue 5.1.01, Casuarina Campus, CDU

Target audience:  CDU Staff & Students

RSVP by Tuesday 11th May via Outlook or email LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au

**Waterfront Campus, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney based colleagues interested in attending please request video conference in your RSVP

Lunch will be provided upon receipt of an RSVP



What are place making and place making research in an interdisciplinary context? Living between many places and plural identities are not only contemporary realities but are understood to generate different ways of building social relations and political regions. In this talk I report on ‘Ocean Connections,’ a research capability building initiative auspiced by CDU, which has questioned conventional disciplinary approaches to place management and design. The object has been to promote different conceptual geographies and new intercultural performative approaches to governance. A feature of the new archipelagic perspective advanced here is the role it gives to the creative arts and, in particular, a relational poetics. No field of specialization remains untouched in this new research dialogue: the challenge of identifying and caring for fragile or boundless environments involves recruiting plural identities and what are called hyperstories. The challenge of this kind of work to current governmental administrative cultures is also an opportunity for policy innovation.


Paul Carter is a writer and artist, who has worked extensively on public space projects in the NT. His forthcoming book is Choreotopography: design and the dramaturgy of encounter. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Northern Institute, CDU and Professor of Design (Urbanism), School of Architecture and Design/Design Research Institute, RMIT.