Performance in the fragmented square with multiple vantage points for the audience.
Populace explores how interior architecture can be used to create a community environment that offers integration opportunities for different ethnic groups. It achieves this by creating a hybrid activity space that affords different ethnicities a chance to celebrate their culture, while simultaneously learning and engaging other cultures. The site is The Old Grand Theatre on Paisley Street in Footscray in Melbourne’s West, and the focus is on the community of Footscray. It achieves this aim by integrating various performative programs as well as folding the street into the interior of the former theatre.