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CitySwitch Lab

Japan/Australia creative urban interventions

Property Donor: The GPT Group

about CitySwitch Lab

CitySwitch is an international exchange between Japan and Australia, where urban designers, architects and artists collaborate over 5 intense days, to collaborate on the creative activation of urban spaces.

CitySwitch Lab invites you to downtown Newcastle to collaborate with a team of architects, artists, and designers from across NSW and Japan for the 2nd international workshop on urban revitalisation.

… “We are working on the ground to create four catalytic interventions within downtown Newcastle”

… “Artists, architects, creators, and thinkers of the city are all invited to take part in the workshop”

The workshop includes the collaborative design and production of four different urban intervention projects, a series of international lectures, and a range of social events. The workshop culminates in a public show to exhibit, critique and celebrate the works on Saturday the 27th of February.

International guest creators include: Satoru Yamashiro (Tokyo, Japan), Toshinori Esumi (Izumo, Japan), Jin Hidaka (Japan) and Jun Inokuma (Tokyo, Japan).

Workshop dates/times:

Workshop Locations: Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle & Renew Newcastle, 3 Morgan St, Newcastle.

Inquiries + Registration: Joanne.Jakovich[at]

Workshop Fee: $50

Spaces limited, Register early.

The CitySwitch Newcastle 2010 project is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Japan Foundation which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

CitySwitch Partners: Renew Newcastle, University of Technology Sydney