Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne, 2009
We are surrounded by the words and concepts of sustainability. We know we should be green. We know our city should be green. But what would it look like? How could it be imagined? Should we just wait for the experts to give us the blueprint?
The OurMelbourne2050 map project provided a blank cartographic slate for people’s imagination. It recognised that everyone can dream, and hence everyone can be involved in building the future.
Participants take pen, pencil, brush or glue to an map of present day Melbourne, inscribing their individual visions for a truly sustainable city. The ideas gathered and cross-polinated, creating a rich collective tapestry that reimagined and reinvented our city.
Now we just have to make it happen!