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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
4 _ Site
Between Bourke St, Little Bourke, Queen St and Elizabeth St.
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the red tape by roberto voorbij amsterdam
Precedents 6 _ Precendent
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
8 _ Installation
The installation took roughly 2 hours to complete. Observations and responses were noted over a span of 2 days. 9 _ Installation
A series of questions were asked during the intervention. Are children missing from our city centre? Where can Melbourneâ€™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
Data & Response no yes
Are children missing from our city centre?
Is this an appropriate place for our children to play? no
Can children, and associated infrastructure, enliven our laneways? 12 _ data/response
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?
yes donâ€™t know
Are there enough childcare centres in Melbourne city?
13 _ data/response
Interaction with intervention
14 _ observations
15 _ social media 15\
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 childrenâ€™s spaces within the City of Melbourne. #PLAYLANEWAY was a success.
16 _ Conclusion