Harbinger Consultants

Culture + Complexity + Change

THANK YOU | Scenes from 2013


The past year has been a particularly rewarding and creative year for Harbinger Consultants with our involvement in diverse projects and partnerships that connect people, enhance places and release potential.



Visit to Hobart and MONA FOMA to undertake research for the Fieldworking Project, funded by the Australia Council’s Visual Arts Board.
Participation Design, Writing and Facilitation for the Long Time, No See? project, funded through the Australia Council’s Broadband Arts Initiative. The project has been profiled in Brisbane, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Dunedin and Christchurch.
Publication of writings and commentaries about contemporary cultural and urban ideas and practices.
Facilitation of a placemaking workshop with young people at Visible Ink.
Collaboration with artist Mandy Ridley in the curation, development and realisation of the Ernest Street tunnel public artwork at South BankParticipation in and support for the International Symposium on Urban Form (ISUF) at QUT. Note Professor Michael Conzen and Dr Mirko Guaralda in conversation as part of Dr Guaralda’s walking tour of Brisbane (pictured above).
Design and delivery of community-based workshops to enable discussion of futures and futuring using the Drivers of Change cards as part of the Long Time, No See? project.
Collaboration with artists Leah King-Smith and Lucas Salton on the curation, development and delivery of public artworks for the North Lakes Bus InterchangeMentoring three young artists to develop and install artworks for the North Lakes Youth Centre, The Space.
Participation in and commissioned writing for the SCAPE Public Art Biennial in Christchurch, New Zealand, where work for the Fieldworking and Long Time, No See? projects was also undertaken in the earthquake devastated city.
Collaboration with architect Jason Haigh of Cloud-Dwellers Architecture and Design in the development of a shelter for a fully restored early 20th century fire engine in TamboResearch for Forecast Public Art as part of their Great Public Art Scavenger Hunt.
Continued voluntary involvement on the boards of Kurbingui Sporting Association Inc, Art from the Margins and Regional Development Australia Brisbane, as well as participation in the Community Planning Team for BCC’s Active Aspley initiative.
An expanded team of associates drawn from diverse disciplines who will collaborate on future projects and initiatives. Thank you to Nora, Petra and Liz.
Continuing involvement with QUT’s Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACER) Indigenous Led Entrepreneurship and Enterprise project.
Continuing development of an arts and cultural policy for a statewide organisationTutoring and research for QUT’s School of Design, Faculty of Creative Industries.
Enabling Suburbs, a collaborative group of built environment professionals exploring community based placemaking and creative engagement.
Continuing postgraduate studies in urban planning with a thesis examing the interplay of politics, policy and urban infrastructure now underway.
Completion of the International Association of Public Participation’s accreditation.

To all of our friends, colleagues, clients, collaborators and partners


for making 2013 such a vibrant and dynamic year. We look forward to new and strengthened relationships in the new year, and wish you all a happy and safe festive season.

Please note that our office will close on Friday 20 December and reopen on Monday 6 January.



  Leesa Watego wrote @

Wow! I’m tired just reading this list. This is an excellent body of work, with plenty planned for the coming year. Hope you have a great break. Catch you both again soon. Cheers, Leesa

  lcarroli wrote @

Thank you so much Leesa. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for our work!! Look forward to catchin up soon.

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