Yuqi Jiang

Footscray’s intercultural potential and heritage features have been greatly ignored. What makes Footscray so unique is that it acts as a platform in which immigrant groups and diverse communities continually express themselves culturally and display their identity. This has an opportunity to become an attraction in Melbourne. Transport hubs, related to daily departures and arrivals, provide an interface for multi-class, multi-ethnic encounter with commuters completing their unique narrative journeys cross different movement trajectories. This thesis explores the potential of transport hubs to integrate miniature scenes and points of engagement across these trajectories, allowing communities to express and incorporate themselves into public life while creating opportunity for intercultural encounter.

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