ART/PLAY/RISK is an interdisciplinary project funded by the Australian Research Council. The project provides new creative and scholarly research into public art’s role in the design and planning of intergenerational future-cities.

Positioning play as a vital tool for learning, social interaction and public engagement, our research explores the potential of public art to contribute to broadened and diversified opportunities for play in the public sphere. With a specific concentration on questions related to ‘risk’, ART/PLAY/RISK combines scholarly, artistic and interdisciplinary research to develop collaborative approaches to designing child-friendly cities.

This research is an Australian Research Council (ARC) project. The ARC is the national body for funding scholarly research of major significance in Australia, funded by the Australian Government.
Dr. Mestrom is the recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Award (DECRA) 2022 project number DE220100904.