Lee-Anne Khor: An Evolving (Sub)Urbanism
An exhibition of work comprising the practical component of Lee-Anne Khor’s PhD research.
This thesis argues that Melbourne’s suburbs could better adapt to changing environmental and social needs if residential areas were considered with the same level of spatial complexity as more urbanised centres. By shifting the typical frame of spatial inquiry from the private dwelling to the physical thresholds in between dwellings, the research examines the lived qualities of contemporary suburbs at a collective level. Design speculations investigate how the assembly of semi-public spaces in residential areas could facilitate a range of social economies as catalysts for ongoing transformations. The capacity of the residential fabric to adapt to, and potentially affect, broader suburban change reveals new design possibilities in an evolving (sub)urbanism.