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MC Timothy Moore (University of Melbourne)
Supported by Athfield Architects
The Commons, corner Durham St & Kilmore St
Saturday 25 October, 11am-1.30pm.
Speakers’ Corner filled public space with open, inclusive discussions.
This event gathered citizens, architects, urbanists, developers and government officials from the Adaptive Urbanism Congress (held in the lead up to FESTA), and from Christchurch, on the grassy green of The Commons. The participants spoke about how flexible and temporary spaces are becoming increasingly important in the creation of cities. Although Speaker’s Corner turned around the soapbox tradition, the floor was open to all to ask questions, present potential answers and provocations. The speakers rotated every ten minutes, giving all a chance to talk, listen and question.