Workshops

Helen Lochhead, GAO, Background to Design Parramatta

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Kati Westlake, Parramatta Council, Project Overview

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Callantha Brigham, GAO; Geoff King; Steven Ellis, Parramatta Council - Project Timeline Introduction

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Project Teams Network after the Introductions

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Many teams visited their sites after Workshop 1

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Workshop 2 was held at ICE Studio

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

The interim Presentations were filmed

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

The George Street Team Present

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Rod Simpson and Peter Poulet in the afternoon panel

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

The 'audience' was formed by other teams and Council staff

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Helen Lochhead, James Weirick and Kati Westlake in the morning panel

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

The Charles Street Square Team Presents

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Carli Leimbach, filmmaker interviews the Wentworth Avenue Team

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Callantha Brigham and Barbara Schaffer from GAO

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

Studio Damien Butler Presents

The Design Parramatta workshops were intensive group events designed to promote collaboration and shared learning between Council staff, design panellists and individual design teams. While each of the 19 projects was awarded to multi-disciplinary teams, the group forum was an opportunity to broaden the conversation to consider adjoining projects and common issues across the city. Designers and artists from a range of backgrounds, disciplines and levels of experience were able to present ideas and receive feedback at these events. A number of common themes emerged and many teams also interacted outside the workshops, including via use of a web-based ‘design hub’. Many participants enjoyed being part of the process, witnessing various design methodologies and watching Parramatta City’s public domain design evolving collectively.

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