Scone ADFAS is pleased to present “The Culture of Youth and Childhood; origins, influences and environments” lecture by Dr Kate Bishop
Kate is the Associate Professor and Director of Landscape Architecture in the School of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her background in environment -behaviour research reflects her abiding interest in the relationship between people and place and underpins her teaching and research and her particular area of interest: children, youth and environments. She specialises in the research and design of environments for children with special needs; child and youth friendly urban planning and design; and participatory methodologies with children and young people. Kate worked in private industry and government before becoming an academic.
Kate’s description of her topic.
“The Western concepts of childhood and adolescence as we know them are relatively recent and the ‘cultures’ of both stages, are too. In this hour we will begin by briefly tracing the development of these concepts, using art and design to reveal the changes in social standing of both childhood and adolescence over time. We will then look at the contemporary influences on the cultures of children and youth and the ways we recognise and value these two social groups in our societies through the design of their environments.”
Date and Time: Friday June 24th, 10.30am
Venue: Scone Arts & Crafts Centre, Kingdon St, Scone
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