The Motion Room (formerly known as The Thinking Room) is a project that has now well and truly spread its wings, transforming from an idea into a practice!
The Motion Room is a long-term project based in the communities of the Green Valley or 2168 Postcode in Liverpool, NSW.
It aims to explore the nature and quality of public spaces, and the extent to which local communities can contribute to making shared spaces more ideal.
It is a collective experiment in how the built environment can contribute to wellbeing, social cohesion, belonging and community. It uses creative strategies – participatory performance, film and installation – to invite the communities into conversation with one another; to build their skills; and to give them the tools to shape their own neighbourhoods and futures.
Think+DO Tank Foundation is working in close partnership with Powerhouse Youth Theatre, local service providers including Liverpool Women's Resource Centre, Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre, South Western Sydney Local Health District and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
This project is supported by the financial assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts (Community Partnerships) and the Scanlon Foundation.