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PROJECT | Long Time, No See? Project Participation Design


We have been involved in developing the participation design and participant experience for the The Long Time, No See? Project which will present a workshop on Saturday 16 March 2013 and walkshop on Saturday 23 March 2013 in Aspley. As a a project funded by the Australia Council’s Broadband Arts Initiative, Long Time, No See? aims to develop new understandings about place, environment, community and the future through stories, social media, walking and content sharing.

In February, the project team tested the workshop and walkshop processes in Aspley with a group of collaborators and critical friends including artists, designers, architects, planners and academics. Overall positive feedback was received about the test workshop and walkshops with comments and responses such as:

  • ‘For once it was truly the journey not the destination that was important’
  • ‘Demonstrated awareness and consideration’
  • ‘Provided a structure for me to reconsider my observations’
  • ‘Getting tangibly local’
  • ‘Provoked thinking differently’
  • ‘This is challenging; it has a sense of experimentation’

Aspley and Brisbane Northside community members are invited to register their interest in the upcoming March workshops.

An introduction to the project, the ideas and the process.
Time: 2pm-5pm
Date: Saturday 16 March 2013
Venue: Cup From Above, 1359 Gympie Rd, Aspley
Light refreshments provided

A guided walk through your locality in which you can identify issues and opportunities for a better future using a specially designed app and other tools.
Working in small groups means that you will not need your own smart phone.
Time: 2pm-5pm
Date: Saturday 23 March 2013
Meeting point: Cup From Above, 1359 Gympie Rd, Aspley
Light refreshments provided at the end of the walk

For more information about the project, please visit http://long-time-no-see.org/community or email info@long-time-no-see.org.



  Donna Confetti wrote @

When you say Northside, how West do you include?

  lcarroli wrote @

Hi Donna, This is a very good question and one we are trying to be flexible about. Sooner or later everyone will be NBN connected so we’d like to be inclusive. The thing to remember is that the workshop and walks will happen in Aspley. So if that’s not your locality you will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation and experience about another locality. Folk in our test group – including residents of Michelton, Wynnum – still got a lot out of doing it. Having done this workshop and walkshop in Aspley, you will be able to do the process in your own locality when the NBN arrives. You can do as many times as you like – while it’s a guided walk, it’s not actually predetermined. So all welcome, including the lovely folk Michelton! The NBN has more bearing on accessing and using the website rather than contributing to it via the various means we’ve devised. And it’s still very much in development. Please let me know if you would like to register. Also the kids may not get much out of the workshop, but they could enjoy the walking and exploring.

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