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Appreciative Inquiry

The University hosted an Appreciative Inquiry summit on 27-28 November 2019 at Mac02 on the Hobart waterfront, bringing together 189 students, staff, business, community, industry and government representatives to help build a vision for the future of the southern campus in Hobart.

Appreciative Inquiry is a strengths-based method of inquiry, which is designed to bring people together around what they share. The process will help us create a shared vision for the city, and help the University define what it will look like when we get it right. The full responses to these issues will be addressed in the more detailed planning as the project develops.

Here, you can read about what happened on Day 1 and Day 2 of the summit; watch a short video about it; see the six principles which emerged; browse the gallery of images; explore the eight key themes participants explored; and provide feedback/register your interest to inform our master planning process and keep up to date with project developments.

Day 1

The first day of the summit was structured around discovering what participants love about the city of Hobart, and dreaming about how it could look in future, including the University. Participants were asked about the things that make it unique and what should be honoured and preserved, as well as to imagine how the University could look and feel.

Day 2

On the second day, participants were asked to think creatively about how the new Southern campus should look and feel in its design.

Using the eight key themes of transport, wandering and movement, natural environment, inclusiveness, civic centre, Domain, STEM and prosperity and activation, participants created bold propositions about how each should be represented and some guidelines for designers.

Creating a shared vision for the city

Six principles of the community vision

  • A truly sustainable campus characterised by bringing nature and green spaces into the city
  • A campus that is welcoming to all and that builds community
  • A campus that enables us to work better together with our many partners
  • Reimagined traffic and transport options
  • A campus which preserves the Domain as a special space
  • Architecture that enhances the city

Provide feedback and register your interest

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