Cultural Landscapes Historic Urban Landscape

Milling it Over: Geelong’s new life in forgotten places

AFL Dining Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground 06/10/2016 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

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Dr Fiona Gray
Dr Cristina Garduño Freeman

The gradual departure of heavy industry from Geelong over the last 30 years has left a legacy of defunct spaces – a litany of abandoned warehouses, paper mills, and production plants. This paper explores the rediscovery and reinterpretation of Geelong’s rust-bucket heritage to understand how these spaces are acting as enterprising cultural incubators, and considers the implications of this phenomenon for local connections between people, place and creative practice.