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Co-inhabiting public spaces: diversity and playful encounters in Darwin, Australia

Lobo, Michele 2016, Co-inhabiting public spaces: diversity and playful encounters in Darwin, Australia, Geographical review, vol. 106, no. 2, Special feature, pp. 163-173, doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12157.x.

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Title Co-inhabiting public spaces: diversity and playful encounters in Darwin, Australia
Author(s) Lobo, MicheleORCID iD for Lobo, Michele orcid.org/0000-0001-7733-666X
Journal name Geographical review
Volume number 106
Issue number 2
Season Special feature
Start page 163
End page 173
Total pages 11
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-04
ISSN 0016-7428
1931-0846
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Geography
bodies
suburban Darwin
encounter
play
racism
sociality
LIFE
Summary When fear and anxiety circulate in public spaces of diverse western cities, heightened surveillance can provide a sense of safety and comfort. These measures of surveillance that target bodies that are 'out of place', however, are limited in animating public spaces. This paper focuses on Darwa small but rapidly growing north Australian city where the visibility of Aboriginal people from Greater Darwin/regional communities and migrant newcomers from countries in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East often circulates fear and anxiety and deadens public spaces. I argue that playful events or spontaneous multisensory encounters of humans, non-humans and material things, however, have the potential to animate these public spaces. The paper focuses on these events in a Drop-in open-air café-community garden-Op shop in a culturally diverse northern suburb of Darwin. It suggests that the vibrancy of matter and the vitality of non-human forms of life can inform how we co-inhabit cities of difference and unsettle policies of social cohesion that focus on integration into a dominant white majority culture.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12157.x
Field of Research 0406 Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience
1604 Human Geography
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, the American Geographical Society of New York
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30087811

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