No Fixed Address | Public Panel

As the built landscape of Fremantle’s East End begins to change, this public panel will bring together social impact researchers, urban planning experts, the St Pat’s community and artists to discuss the importance of social housing and building diversity in our urban centres.

This panel is presented as a part of DADAA’s No Fixed Address, a collaborative project between Perth contemporary artists, filmmakers and the St Pat’s community, based in Fremantle’s East End. Exploring themes of resilience, adaptation and displacement, No Fixed Address responds to the social and built environments of this radically changing part of the city and the significant role St Pat’s holds within our community.

Speakers:

Dr Mariana Atkins (Research Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia and the UWA Living Lab). Mariana holds a PhD in Geography and Planning from UWA, a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. She has worked in research and planning across various developed and developing countries and has an interest in how the design of cities impacts on social life, active participation and social connection as we age.

Dr Holly Farley (Research Fellow, Fremantle School of Architecture, The University of Notre Dame Australia). Holly holds a PhD in Architecture and Anthropology from Curtin University and a Master of Architecture from Deakin University. Her research focuses on lived experience and architectural design for culturally inclusive built environments. She works with co-design and co-research methods.

Dr Shane Greive (Urban and Regional Planning, School of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University). Shane is a planning academic within the School of Design and Built Environment, at Curtin University. His research and teaching activities include central city planning, economic development, and housing. Outside of the university setting, Shane was employed as an urban planner in local government in Australia, UK and the USA. He has a long term association with Foundation Housing, a not-for-profit community housing provider and developer.

Michael Piu (CEO, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre) has had an almost 20 year association with the homelessness sector, and over 10 years working with St Patrick’s. Michael has degrees in Social Sciences and Law, and worked as a lawyer prior to joining St Patrick’s. Michael is passionate about breaking down the stereotypes surrounding poverty and homelessness in Western Australia; and advocating the importance of collaboration amongst all sectors of our community in working towards the goal of ending homelessness. To this end he is actively involved in a number of collaborations including the WA Alliance to End Homelessness, and the boards of peak bodies including Shelter WA, and the WA Council of Social Services, and locally, is the Chair of Imagined Futures, a collective social impact collaboration involving all tiers of government, NGOs and the broader community.

Heather Thompson (Senior Assertive Outreach Worker, 20 Lives 20 Homes Program, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre). Heather has worked in the Community Service sector for 16 years in a number of areas such as Mental Health Non-clinical support, Youth Drug and Alcohol, Family and Domestic Violence and Homelessness. She has been with  St Patrick’s Community Support Centre  for the past 10 years and is passionate about the work she does with those experiencing homelessness in the community.

Facilitator:

Lisette Kaleveld (Senior Consultant at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia). Lisette has a background in anthropology, journalism, social research and evaluation. Her experience spans the arts sector, early years education, mental health and homelessness, and she has an interest in working with the lived experience voice to uncover blind spots without our systems, and to shape policy to be better able to respond to complex social problems.

FREE | RSVP essential https://bit.ly/2QwdepP

Refreshments provided. The No Fixed Address exhibition will be open from 5pm.

Image: Hannan Jones, Of an address, 2019, laser cut concrete slab. Installation view, No Fixed Address, DADAA Fremantle Gallery, photo: Jessica Wyld Photography, 2019