Dickson living rooms

Dickson living rooms

Dickson Living Rooms is a physical and digital heritage project that seeks to expose the lived-experiences of Dickson residents through the decades: 1960s-2020s.

The Dickson Living Rooms pavilion will be next door to the Dickson Post Office from Sunday 15 November until Saturday 20 November, as part of Design Canberra.

In creatively recalling the past, the project offers a platform for conversation and debate regarding the neighbourhood’s future.

The project consists of a temporary pavilion that will host formal and informal events and an interactive online cultural map that features custom imagery that afford novel search paths to fascinating archival information (news, real estate and interest stories) sourced from the National Library of Australia’s digitised collection of The Canberra Times (available on Trove).

The project is delivered by a multidisciplinary team consisting of academics and students from the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra and is supported by a City Renewal Authority (CRA) Dickson Grant.

Read more about the project on the Design Lab website →

Dickson Living Rooms is a project delivered by the Design Lab at the University of Canberra. Supported by the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s Dickson Grants program.

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.