words@bld50 monthly talks


Thursday 1 October, 7.00 pm :. Public talk by Dr Kate Shaw: Artists + Gentrification

Hapless victims, knowing participants, or a source of creative resistance?

At RMIT Bldg 50, Orr St, Carlton

Dr Kate Shaw is an ARC Research Fellow in Architecture, Building + Planning at the University of Melbourne, with a PhD in urban planning and a master’s degree in urban policy. She recently co-ordinated the ARC Linkage Project, Transnational and Temporary: students, community + place-making in central Melbourne (2005-2008).

Kate is currently working on a Discovery Project titled Planning the ‘creative city’: reconciling global strategies with local subcultures (2009-12). She has a background in alternative cultures and activism. Her research interests include social equity, cultural diversity, housing markets, gentrification, and urban policy and planning. She has received several awards for her publications in these areas and is a regular media commentator and policy advisor to various Melbourne councils and local campaigns.

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Entry by gold coin donation, refreshments provided.

(Images by Rodger Cummins)

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