Faces in Spaces

The Faces In Spaces project aimed to activate public spaces using arts and cultural activities and place making strategies, encouraging inclusion, community connectedness and increasing participation in community life for people of all ages, cultures and means.

We worked with low income, underrepresented and vulnerable population groups to create genuine community participation opportunities.


THE STORY LOUNGE We asked people to share their experiences of public spaces around Darwin. We asked about their feeling of safety in these spaces. We spoke with 30 people at the Green Room and Arts On The Move activities and service providers including the Foundation of Rehabilitation with Aboriginal Alcohol Related Difficulties (FORWARRD), Mi Place for people experiencing mental health issues and with Larrakia Nation providing support for homeless Indigenous people (known as long grassers).
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ARTS ON THE MOVE was a mobile arts and cultural program that engaged with vulnerable people in various public spaces across Darwin. Arts on the Move provided an opportunity for vulnerable people to be creative in community settings and build cognitive and social skills. Arts on the Move supports well being and positive social interactions. Arts on the Move engaged with low income, underrepresented and vulnerable population groups.

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THE GREEN ROOM was a traveling activity hub that aimed to strengthen connections between people and the public places they shared. The Green Room actively shaped hot spot locations paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define each place, resulting in more active sharing of public spaces and this contributes to people’s health, happiness, and well being. The Green Room ran four days a week and hosted: Open Air Learning Classes, a Mobile Library, Live and Local music, Free Wifi and computer access, Board games and toys and activities for the children.

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