Learning & Events
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Parks and environment managers, local government technical officers, landscape project managers, landscape architects, horticulturalists, place makers, supervisors and field park maintenance staff, event and activation officers.
Curtin University hosts nearly 3,500 staff, over 45,000 students and countless commercial, friend and family visitors each year. Place making and activation is key to Curtin as a cultural hub, connecting students, staff and the community, by making it an enjoyable, engaging and welcoming place.
The public spaces have been curated around functional and social themes with artworks, thematic furniture and installations. The gardens are designed to reflect specific cultural connections and the spring West Australian native flora displays are world class. A busy annual events program, daily recreation and fun activities ensures their ongoing place activation is on target.
Local governments and other public place managers can learn much from Curtin's experience over the previous 7 years. In the broader community, the demands on public spaces continue to grow in type and complexity. Beautiful and inviting places that are well maintained and adaptive, enrich our lifelong learning experiences. This presentation and walking tour will look at a quality exemplar here in WA.