$10, Booking Required


Booked out
Sat 19 Mar
10:00 am – 1:00 pm


CERES Community Environment Park
CERES Community Environment Park, Roberts Street, Brunswick East VIC, Australia


Wheelchair Access

Caption: Swampgut imaginings, presented by Andy Miller and Saskia Schut, Melbourne Design Week 2022, Image Andy Miller and Saskia Schut

Open Nature: Swamp Gut Past Event

Presented by Open House Melbourne

This facilitated drawing workshop introduces contemporary ecological research through art, design and scientific practices. Participants will be introduced to a sensitive, more-than-human approach to designing and inhabiting our cities in response to a changing climate. The workshop will include a talk by an ecologist, a guided walking tour through CERES Community Park and a drawing exercise – culminating in a collectively designed in-situ exhibition of the drawings which respond to the participants’ discoveries on how water, air, soils, bacteria, insects, birds and their own bodies, amongst others, are interrelated in an infinitely complex entangled ecology.


Andy Miller

Dr Andy Miller is a practice-based design researcher and academic in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT. His practice explores responding to climate change through ecological feel-thinking, ways of making and alternative ways of living and being in a more-than-human world. Andy has collaborated on various design projects and publications both locally and internationally.

Saskia Schut

Saskia Schut’s creative research works at the intersection of art and landscape architecture. Employing sensory, collective and site-based methods to reimagine ways in which design can address the complexities of a rapidly changing climate.

Dr Angela Foley

Angela is a non-Indigenous educator committed to interculturally informed eco-literacies for Country, age-appropriate education, and creative, place-based learning through a/r/tography (art/research/teaching). She folds together opportunities for decolonial inquiry with Indigenous perspectives and creative inquiry with an array of partners including Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Biennale of Sydney 2022, and across the early years to tertiary sector.