Mallacoota and Genoa Co-Creation Workshops

  • Madabhushi, N. (Director)
  • Robert Lees (Contributor)
  • Lucy Hammon (Contributor)
  • Jackson Miller-Gage (Contributor)
  • Rebecca Williams (Contributor)
  • Xinyu (Spencer) Mu (Contributor)
  • Arran Roxburgh (Contributor)
  • Caroline Bate (Contributor)
  • Udari Kariyawasam (Contributor)
  • Duleesha Perera (Contributor)
  • Jennifer Aschhoff (Contributor)
  • Chelsea Telford (Contributor)
  • Matthew Holmes (Contributor)
  • Xavier Renehan (Contributor)
  • Shuo (Kim) Ma (Contributor)
  • Georgia Nowak (Contributor)

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsCollaboration on community projects


A series of “co-creation” workshops with local people from Mallacoota, Genoa and the broader District, who were directly or indirectly affected by the bushfires that occurred over the summer of 2019-20. The purpose of these workshops was geared at assisting local people along with local organisations, to communicate, correlate, organise and document their aspirations towards the long term recovery of their local built environment; namely the townscape and broader environs. The need to have conducted these workshops with a range of participants, was based on the assumption that if left too late, government-led (as opposed to government-assisted) approaches towards development in this area may dominate decision making processes. If this ultimately is to occur, opportunities for architects and built environment professionals to partner directly in locally-led initiatives may be lost. Traditional “government-led” processes, have not necessarily or thoroughly proven to be successful to date, hence why this research aims to understand how design and built environment industries might find better ways to engage with and assist bushfire affected people more directly. The rationale for this research arises from various lessons learnt from reconstruction and recovery projects after the 2009 bushfires in Victoria. This research is ongoing and is conducted under an approved Monash Human Ethics application. These workshops were co-facilitated with Master of Architecture students participating in the Slow Recovery and Co(realise) paired studio/studies units.
Period26 Mar 20212 Apr 2021
Event titleMallacoota and Genoa Co-Creation Workshops
Event typeConference
LocationMallacoota and Genoa, Australia, VictoriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional