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Playtime in the City - Making our cities live.

DC8 Studio’s Christopher Rawlinson, in close partnership with Queensland University of Technology, has been continuing his research about play, architecture and urbanism since his graduation from QUT’s Masters of Architecture programme in 2010. He will depart Brisbane for a month long tour of Europe, presenting his research in peer reviewed conference proceedings, and conducting further research and networking.


Christopher will first travel to Cologne to present ‘RE:PROGRAMMING THE CITY: alternative complex programs for public space’ at the quadrennial International Conference of Geography. He will then travel to Denmark and France for site studies and networking opportunities, finishing in London to present ‘CHAOS AND CREATIVITY OF PLAY: designing emotional engagement in public spaces’ at the Design and Emotion conference 2012. This research follows on from Christopher’s previous publication ‘PLAY IN THE CITY: parkour and architecture’, which received the ‘best paper’ award at the First International Postgraduate EDDBE Conference held at QUT last year.

Many thanks go to Dr Mirko Guaralda from QUT for his supervision and encouragement, and to the directors at DC8 Studio for providing a flexible and supportive environment in which this research could take place.

DC8 Studio looks forward to further research and incorporating these researches into future innovative projects.