SPACE / Tanja Beer and Jennifer Tran (AUSTRALIA)
Ecoscenographers Tanja Beer and Jennifer Tran built a space made out of local reeds sourced from nearby wetlands of Taipei. The workshop will lead participants through a series of methods that engage with ecological principles and natural elements to create a unique and participatory spatial design that engages with the local environment.
Dr Tanja Beer is an award winning ecological scenographer and Academic Fellow in Performance Design and Sustainability (Ecoscenography) at the Melbourne School of Design (University of Melbourne, Australia). Her practice-led research integrates participatory art and theatre-making with sustainability and urban ecology. Tanja’s most significant work is The Living Stage, a global initiate that combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance spaces.
Jennifer Tran is an Australian born Chinese-Vietnamese designer and community engagement practitioner. With a background in industrial design, interior architecture and community cultural development, she has designed and delivered interactive installations for theatre, festivals and events across Melbourne. She is currently working on a series of work that focuses on her ancestral migration from China, Vietnam to Australia using visual projections, Chinese calligraphy and local reeds.