A curious exploration of the power of public space, urban design, and finding yourself in a city
Documentary, 2015 | 11:22
Directed, Shot & Edited by John Moody
A young Australian woman discovers Melbourne’s public spaces through the narration of a charismatic designer who helped transform these spaces from a dying wasteland into vibrant places for people.
Shot in 2014 with the generosity of my new mates and city designers, this film reflects my own sense of self-discovery when I first wandered Melbourne’s laneways. Prior to this I’d become sort of disillusioned in my own relationship with filmmaking, but Melbourne inspired me to chase that magic place between information and emotion by combining an urban design tour with a "sense of place" meditation.
I hope that people who watch this can get excited about creating cities that are dynamic, creative and inviting to anyone.