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Intervention: #Playlaneway Audience: Passing People, City Dwellers, Family + Children Location: Rankins Lane, Melbourne Date: Monday 31 March 2014 (Day 1) Tuesday 1 April 2014 (Day2) Duration: Day 1 - 11am-5pm Day 2 - 1pm-5pm Intervention Summary: Melbourne continues to grow as a city and governments are placing pressure for higher density living, yet the inner city of Melbourne lacks sufficient child friendly resources. #PlayLaneway is an urban intervention questioning the need and provision of children friendly infrastructure in our city centre and how children can help to foster new life within the laneway systems of Melbourne.

3 _ Introduction

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Location Map

4 _ Site

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Site Photographs

Rankin’s Lane

Between Bourke St, Little Bourke, Queen St and Elizabeth St.

5_ Site

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stick ‘em up by rstifting freizeit berlin

the red tape by roberto voorbij amsterdam

Precedents 6 _ Precendent

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Materials Materials used for this intervention were neon coloured gaffer tape and chalk.

I was very particular on the type of tape used for this intervention. The tape played an important role as was used to depict a 2-dimensional playground. 7 _ Materials

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before

8 _ Installation

after

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The installation took roughly 2 hours to complete. Observations and responses were noted over a span of 2 days. 9 _ Installation

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entrace


A series of questions were asked during the intervention. Are children missing from our city centre? Where can Melbourne’s youngest citizens play in our great city? Is this an appropriate place for our children to play? Can children, and associated infrastructure, enliven our laneways? Are we lacking in infrastructure for children living in our city centre? Would more child friendly infrastructure make you more likely to live in, or near, the city centre? Are there enough childcare centres in Melbourne city?

11 _ Questions

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Data & Response no yes

don’t know

Are children missing from our city centre?

no yes

Is this an appropriate place for our children to play? no

yes

Can children, and associated infrastructure, enliven our laneways? 12 _ data/response

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yes

Are we lacking in infrastructure for children living in our city centre?

yes

Would more child friendly infrastructure make you more likely to live in, or near, the city centre?

no

yes don’t know

Are there enough childcare centres in Melbourne city?

13 _ data/response

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Interaction with intervention

14 _ observations

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social media

15 _ social media 15\

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Conclusion: Over the period of 2 days. I have observed a lot of interaction between the public and my intervention.

Questions were raised about children spaces within the CBD and their responses were recorded. Majority of the public agreed that there were not enough children’s spaces within the City of Melbourne. #PLAYLANEWAY was a success.

16 _ Conclusion

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