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Digital placemaking workshops

Unpack the future of digital placemaking and how it’s changing human behaviour.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Cities and communities have long used placemaking to engage people and enliven spaces. But now, new technologies have the potential to fracture society.

Introducing digital placemaking, an innovative medium to enhance spaces and experiences. From simple LED screens to large-scale interactive installations and emerging augmented and virtual reality technologies, these digital forces are shaping communities.

In this hands-on 4 part workshop, unpack the future of digital placemaking. Learn , how it’s changing human behaviour and how you can implement the ideas on a small or large scale.

This series includes four sessions:

Thursday 2 May, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Get an introduction to digital placemaking and augmented reality and how it connects the physical and digital worlds.

Advertising versus placemaking
Thursday 16 May, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Explore how digital placemaking fosters connection, alters human behaviour and can shape the future. Through increased advertising, this medium will escalate engagement and amplify human emotion.

In practice
Thursday 30 May, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Hear about Sydney’s largest retail augmented reality activation and put your new knowledge into practice. Learn about Sydney’s largest retail augmented reality activation. Explore limitless digital ideas, and investigate the broad resources of digital data available.

Digital placemaking strategy
Thursday 13 June, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Visualise the futuristic augmented reality of our cities. Investigate what our smart cities will look like, the future of digital placemakingand ultimately, human civilisation.

Facilitator: Emile Rademeyer
Creative Director at VANDAL, Emile generates award-winning creative. His work has been featured in TEDxSydney 2017, AWARD, The New York Film Festival, and CLIO.

As industry leaders for over 35 years, VANDAL bridges the gap between art and digital media; content and culture. This creative studio crafts innovative moving image and sound for digital, art, design and experiential projects.

This is a free event. Bookings are essential and participants are encouraged to book in and attend all four sessions.

The workshops will be Auslan interpreted.



Fortnightly on Thursdays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Thursday 2 May to Thursday 13 June 2019


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