The Motion Room

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.

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Community Citizens Training

Think+DO Tank collaborated with the Parramatta City Council and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) to develop an innovative package of citizenship training materials.

We are excited that Parramatta City Council will soon launch the materials on a Creative Commons Licence.

The training program was the product of experimenting with young people in community and school settings; and with migrants and refugees preparing themselves to assume Australian citizenship. We developed an innovative and "hands on" approach to giving participants an active understanding of governmental structures and ways in which they could participate in public life.

Congratulations to Tanya Owen (Community Capacity Building Officer) and her colleagues at the Parramatta City Council for supporting and developing this innovative program, soon to be released to help all of us to take a more active part in public life in Australia!   

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Trading Places

Trading Places is a soundpiece of young people’s connections to Bankstown.

Trading Places is installed in a custom-built cut out screen that lets people inhabit a stereotyped image of a young person in the Bankstown area even while those stereotypes are blown open by the voices of the young people themselves. The screen is brought to life by a Lebanese young man mad on cars; a young Muslim woman in hijab; a highly fashion conscious Vietnamese young woman; and an African young woman with a younger sibling.

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