Peripheral Living Communities | Research Project

This project explores rural communities located on the operationally redundant edges of existing farms in bushfire prone peripheral areas. The project is based on reciprocal relationships and explores a series of communities consisting of new housing integrated with existing recreational facilities such as golf courses and walking tracks. The organisation of these communities maintains the operation of the existing cattle and sheep farms critical to the economic survival of peripheral areas. Residents rely on the farmer's local knowledge of the land and climate built up over generations of farming the area as well as the existing farm infrastructure [shed and dam] to establish collection and co-ordination points for use in emergency situations such as bushfires which are a constant danger for residents living in peripheral areas.