Creating a social research instrument for The Living Pavillion


This project explored how Indigenous-art-science collaborations can inform public engagement that catalyses agency, adaptation and resilience. It used The Living Pavilion – a temporary event space at the University’s Parkville campus celebrating Indigenous knowledge systems, ecological science, sustainable design and participatory arts – as a platform for the investigation.

Aims and Activities

A social research instrument was developed to measure the impact of the project.

Project Team

Dr Tanja Beer, Academic, Architecture, Building and Planning

Associate Professor Kirsten Parris, Academic, Ecosystems and Forest Science

Dr Dominique Hes, Academic, Architecture, Building and Planning

Dr Rimi Khan, Academic, Law

Dr Jenny Zhou, Lecturer, Civil Engineering

Zena Cumpston, Research Fellow (Urban Environments), Clean Air Urban Landscapes Hub, National Environmental Science Program

Cristina Hernandez, Researcher, Thrive Research Hub, Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning