The Exchange at Knowledge Market: An Urban Living Lab
About the book
Contributors: Ross McLeod / Shanti Sumartojo / Charles Anderson / Natasha Sutila / Sean Hogan
The Exchange was a collaborative 'urban living lab' established to prototype forms of community engagement, exploring the shared urban environment through the lens of design ethnography, landscape architecture, interior design, interaction design, fashion and textiles and graphic design. Over a year and a half, The Exchange addressed issues of urban development and how the community understands and might use such developments through an ongoing set of design research studios, exhibitions and public events. The project provided a unique opportunity for a broad discussion on the nature of a resilient urban condition, incorporating the perspectives of governments, developers, architects, designers and residents in a robust and timely exchange of ideas.