Foraged Stories: Planting the Seeds of a Story Economy in Haig Park

Denise Thwaites, Tom Terado, Baden Pailthorpe, Jessica Herrington (Producer), Ella Barclay (Producer), Louise Curham (Producer), Shaenice Allan (Producer), Nicola Lambert (Producer), Anna Madeleine, Daniel Savage (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formDesign


What happens when a local community library is designed to echo the dynamic and cooperative processes of a community garden? Foraged Stories prototypes a local story economy to explore methods of unearthing and cultivating seeds of memory, history and desire that circulate through an urban forest.

The final stage in the Blocumenta research project and developed as part of the Haig Park Experiments program, the curatorial NTRO 'Foraged Stories' comprises performative, community engaged and digital modes of research, facilitated through: (1) a curated series of workshops led by artists Ella Barclay, Louise Curham, Kate Matthews, Anna Madeleine, Jessica Herrington and Daniel Savage; (2) performed ‘forages’ in the physical space of Haig Park and (2) a digital infrastructure prototype (iOS and Android) designed to store and facilitate the circulation of the story economy. The project deploys hybrid-arts methodologies in combination with those from Design Science; wherein knowledge is created through the iterative act of building an artefact in response to an identified problem.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherCity Renewal Authority
EditionHaig Park Experiments
Media of outputOnline
Size16.3 MB
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2019


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