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How can a network of contemporary speculative architecture contribute to the endurance and longevity of small regional towns across Victoria?

Regional Endurance is a speculative project that seeks to start a dialogue on the fate of small regional towns across Victoria and Australia as a whole.

The proposition is to investigate the potential that may arise from the curation of elemental architecture that is directly relevant to the townships, their communities and its rural setting.

The ultimate aim of which is to integrate the communities into the regions thriving tourism sector whilst making the architecture meaningful to communities on an everyday basis - thereby providing these townships with a more viable future.

The area of interest for this project is in the Northern Grampian & Yarriambiack Shire Councils, the region sits to the north west of Grampians National Park and Halls Gap, it is a largely fatigued landscape dominated by the geometry of agricultural land ownership. It is this context of agriculture that is the primary driver of the regions economy.
The specific focus of this project is on the small regional towns within the Wimmera region, whose identity is closely aligned with the agricultural industry. This includes, Glenorchy, Rupanyup, Marnoo and Navarre.

gretel.stent@gmail.com

Gretel Stent
Regional Endurance
2014

Gretel Stent
Gretel Stent

Monash University
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