When: August 2009 - ongoing

Location: St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne (the whole site), Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Current project coordinator: Ammon Beyerle

Current participants: St Paul's Cathedral, Anglicare Victoria, Richard Falkinger, Tim Derham, City of Melbourne, students at The Melbourne School of Design

This project began as part of Urban Village Melbourne. Ammon and Richard Bruch carried out a 3 month research project August - October 2009 called Cathedral Place for Henkell Brothers, the managers of the neighbouring property, 196 Flinders Lane. Richard Bruch went to school with the son of Hans Henkell, who became interested in the work of Urban Village Melbourne for Stick Brick Crate. The brief for Cathedral Place was engage with perceived stakeholders and ascertain the current state of play about the carpark and Chapter House Lane. This was a first opportunity for us to meet various people including Colin Reilly at St Paul's Cathedral, The Surveyor of the Fabric - Richard Falkinger, people at Anglicare Victoria and David Pryor at The City of Melbourne.

In October 2009, Urban Village Melbourne started their own project Community of Chapter House Lane and was awarded a City of Melbourne Community Services Grant to develop knowledge and connections between members of the community including homeless and indigenous people, by running a shared lunch. The project team from Urban Village Melbourne included more than 15 people and was led by Ammon and Michelle. Although the dream of a shared lunch with active participation and other activities such as art installations, physical games and workshops was never achieved, the timeline of achievements in the process of to trying organise the lunch and learn about the site was deemed as sufficient to formally acquit the grant in March 2011.

In early 2010 Ammon and Tim Derham met with Richard Falkinger discussing the idea to run a series of Master of Architecture design studios about Cathedral Place (Close Over(p)lay 2010 and Close Over(p)lay 2011) in The University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Design; Richard Falkinger pledged a grant to the studios for student awards, publication and exhibition. Ammon, Tim and Richard arranged with St Paul's Cathedral to run the studio out of the Cathedral Crypt, and have invited many of the participants and stakeholders of the site to give presentations, critique work and judge prizes. In November 2010, the first group of student work was exhibited in the Cathedral. The second group will be in November 2011.

here studio, under Ammon and Michelle, has a long term commitment to the project to develop a vibrant public place at the Cathedral precinct that includes indigenous and homeless people. Very recently we have started re-discussing a project to run an ambitious shared lunch-activity.

(Last update 14/12/11)

Updates:
(26/10/2011) Here Studio pledged support to Chapter House Arts Inc project for Chapter House Lane


When: August 2009 - ongoing

Location: St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne (the whole site), Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Current project coordinator: Ammon Beyerle

Current participants: St Paul's Cathedral, Anglicare Victoria, Richard Falkinger, Tim Derham, City of Melbourne, students at The Melbourne School of Design

This project began as part of Urban Village Melbourne. Ammon and Richard Bruch carried out a 3 month research project August - October 2009 called Cathedral Place for Henkell Brothers, the managers of the neighbouring property, 196 Flinders Lane. Richard Bruch went to school with the son of Hans Henkell, who became interested in the work of Urban Village Melbourne for Stick Brick Crate. The brief for Cathedral Place was engage with perceived stakeholders and ascertain the current state of play about the carpark and Chapter House Lane. This was a first opportunity for us to meet various people including Colin Reilly at St Paul's Cathedral, The Surveyor of the Fabric - Richard Falkinger, people at Anglicare Victoria and David Pryor at The City of Melbourne.

In October 2009, Urban Village Melbourne started their own project Community of Chapter House Lane and was awarded a City of Melbourne Community Services Grant to develop knowledge and connections between members of the community including homeless and indigenous people, by running a shared lunch. The project team from Urban Village Melbourne included more than 15 people and was led by Ammon and Michelle. Although the dream of a shared lunch with active participation and other activities such as art installations, physical games and workshops was never achieved, the timeline of achievements in the process of to trying organise the lunch and learn about the site was deemed as sufficient to formally acquit the grant in March 2011.

In early 2010 Ammon and Tim Derham met with Richard Falkinger discussing the idea to run a series of Master of Architecture design studios about Cathedral Place (Close Over(p)lay 2010 and Close Over(p)lay 2011) in The University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Design; Richard Falkinger pledged a grant to the studios for student awards, publication and exhibition. Ammon, Tim and Richard arranged with St Paul's Cathedral to run the studio out of the Cathedral Crypt, and have invited many of the participants and stakeholders of the site to give presentations, critique work and judge prizes. In November 2010, the first group of student work was exhibited in the Cathedral. The second group will be in November 2011.

here studio, under Ammon and Michelle, has a long term commitment to the project to develop a vibrant public place at the Cathedral precinct that includes indigenous and homeless people. Very recently we have started re-discussing a project to run an ambitious shared lunch-activity.

(Last update 14/12/11)

Updates:
(26/10/2011) Here Studio pledged support to Chapter House Arts Inc project for Chapter House Lane