Porch Placemaking

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Staying connected with a friendly front yard

Porches are the silent heroes of our suburbs during the pandemic, enabling us to connect and interact with our communities without putting each other at risk.

The annual Global Porch Placemaking Week is back again from 27 September to 3 October and we’re encouraging Manningham residents to ‘activate their front porch’ and breathe life into our streets and neighbourhoods.

Since the start of the pandemic, residents have ‘activated’ their porches with projects that bring joy to the community, including decorating front windows with children’s artwork, teddy bears peering through windows, book exchange and chalk drawing.

This year Manningham Council is giving residents a chance to win one of three locally sourced hampers by creating a project and sharing it with the community.

To take part in the Global Porch Placemaking Week:

  1. Create a project and turn your space (porch, garden, driveway, balcony etc) into a place
  2. Add your project onto an interactive global map at porchplacemaking.com
  3. Share your project using the hashtag #porchplacemaking and #activatemanningham and tag Manningham Council on Facebook or Instagram.

Manningham Council will be accepting entries between 13 September and 8 October.

Three locally sourced hampers will be awarded to the most creative projects before the end of October.

For the competition's terms and conditions, please click here.

For more information and ideas on Global Porch Placemaking Week visit porchplacemaking.com.

In the news: Chrissie Carlyle-Taylor a talented chalk artist and porch placemaker in Templestowe, is brightening up the neighbourhood with a new artwork in their driveway each day!



Staying connected with a friendly front yard

Porches are the silent heroes of our suburbs during the pandemic, enabling us to connect and interact with our communities without putting each other at risk.

The annual Global Porch Placemaking Week is back again from 27 September to 3 October and we’re encouraging Manningham residents to ‘activate their front porch’ and breathe life into our streets and neighbourhoods.

Since the start of the pandemic, residents have ‘activated’ their porches with projects that bring joy to the community, including decorating front windows with children’s artwork, teddy bears peering through windows, book exchange and chalk drawing.

This year Manningham Council is giving residents a chance to win one of three locally sourced hampers by creating a project and sharing it with the community.

To take part in the Global Porch Placemaking Week:

  1. Create a project and turn your space (porch, garden, driveway, balcony etc) into a place
  2. Add your project onto an interactive global map at porchplacemaking.com
  3. Share your project using the hashtag #porchplacemaking and #activatemanningham and tag Manningham Council on Facebook or Instagram.

Manningham Council will be accepting entries between 13 September and 8 October.

Three locally sourced hampers will be awarded to the most creative projects before the end of October.

For the competition's terms and conditions, please click here.

For more information and ideas on Global Porch Placemaking Week visit porchplacemaking.com.

In the news: Chrissie Carlyle-Taylor a talented chalk artist and porch placemaker in Templestowe, is brightening up the neighbourhood with a new artwork in their driveway each day!


Page last updated: 22 September 2021, 13:14