Trojan Art Society
A strategic participatory public art project
RMIT Masters of Landscape Architecture Design Research Studio
North Melbourne, Victoria
RMIT students get hands dirty to create rubbish art at Moonee Ponds Creek / Article, Moonee Valley Leader
Role: Project Co-Author (student)
Trojan Art Society was a small participatory public art event at Moonee Ponds Creek, Melbourne. This was a strategic design research project which asked how the process of design can be applied to affect broader change upstream from it's typical point of intervention.
The event took place over 4 hours on a weekend, and invited key community groups, local politicians, public servants and the general public to take part. It was an experiment with the event-as-spectacle with a political agenda.
The theatre of the collaborative making process engaged directly with the physical residue of an ineffective governance structure (excessive rubbish in the Moonee Ponds Creek). The installation that was produced exposed this mostly invisible condition to public view on a site where a major road, a railway station and a bike path all intersect on the course of the inner city watercourse.