Lee-Anne Khor: An Evolving (Sub)Urbanism

Lee-Anne Khor: An Evolving (Sub)Urbanism

  • 15–17 March 2018
  • Public defence Thursday 15 March, 1.30–3.30pm

  • MADA Gallery
    Monash University
    Caulfield Campus
    Building D, Ground Floor
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East Victoria 3145

  • Free, all welcome

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.