Playing Ground Past Event

Presented by Philip Belesky
A pair of hands use a tool to shape a mass of sand in a table. A range of bright color gradients are projected atop the sand.
Sculpting Landform in the Sandbox

To design landscapes we need to understand how they may change across scales and across time. This exhibition invites people of all ages to imagine these changes by playing with a model landscape comprised of sand and an augmented reality display.

As participants sculpt the sand, and the landform it represents, the visualisation overlay reveals how water would flow and plants would grow across the hypothetical landscape. A number of prompts are provided that ask participants to discover and examine the relationships between topography, ecology, hydrology, and sustainability.

This event runs on a drop-in basis during the listed session times and participants are welcome to stay for as long, or as short, as they like. However, a booking is required enter The Capitol and access this exhibition. These bookings are free.

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Sat 27 Mar 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 28 Mar 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun 28 Mar 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Capitol (Salon level)
The Capitol, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia