$5, Booking Required


Mon 21 Mar
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Music Market
Collingwood Yards, Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom Accessible parking nearby All Gender Bathroom Assistance Animals Welcome

In this event you will be joined by students, teachers and parents from Collingwood College, about the potential for a community-led plan in their neighbourhood

DIY Neighbourhood Past Event

Presented by Urban Design Forum

So you want to change the world? Start with your neighbourhood. We’ve heard this before, but if you do want to change your neighbourhood, where do you begin? At times it seems like we don’t have much influence on the places around us, at best we can ‘object’ to a new development proposal on our street. But what if we could be more proactively involved in mapping out the future for our own neighbourhoods. What skills would you need? Where would you start? Who do you need to partner with? And how would you pay for it all?

In this event you will hear from community members and urbanists about the possibilities of community-led plans, discussing what techniques and processes can be used and what needs to change to support more community involvement in the fabric of their own neighbourhood.

You will be joined by students, teachers and parents from Collingwood College, who have curated an exhibition of what they have discovered, made and discussed, during a series of workshops around their neighbourhood. They have been guided in this process by volunteer urbanists and artists, who are passionate about giving community groups the skills they need to think big and participate in the change they see around them.

This event will be led by Urban Design Forum, an advocacy group supporting public-interest outcomes in our cities, in partnership with Marta Figueiredo an architect & multidisciplinary artist, Collingwood College, a progressive and innovative government school. Collingwood Yards, an affordable, long term home for arts and creativity, and Music Market, a home for the Victorian music industry.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to Cultivating Community.