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Atelier Experience: Taking learning out of the box

Presenters: Dr Fiona Young and Emma Parkinson from Hayball Architects

Date: Thursday 29 June 2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm


Category: Pre-Conference Educational Experience

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Program Description

About the experience:

Come on a journey with us to explore opportunities for how space can enhance playful learning. In this hands-on workshop we will create opportunities for the classroom and the city to be interwoven as a tapestry for learning and play.

About the presenters:

Dr Fiona Young

Fiona is an architect and researcher in the field of learning environments. Her PhD research bridges the design and use of learning environment affordances. She is a Principal at Hayball Architects in Sydney where her role involves supporting educators and architectural teams develop shared understandings around the relationship between pedagogy and space. She co-Founded MakingSPACE, a co-design initiative which supports educators in the development of strategies and protocols to activate collaborative environments.

Emma Parkinson

Emma is an architect with a passion for the design of contemporary learning environments. She is an Associate at Hayball Architects where her role is to establish and guide clients through comprehensive briefing processes to generate frameworks for future education visions. Her goal is to facilitate genuinely collaborative approaches to the design of every project.


  • Atelier Experiences will be held in a range of locations across the Melbourne CBD between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.
  • Delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the Atelier Experience venues. There is a range of public transport options available. Further information on public transport options is available from the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website or app.
  • The pre-Conference Atelier Experiences are optional and tickets must be purchased separately to Conference registration.
  • Prices include GST.
  • This experience is limited to a maximum of 28 participants. If minimum numbers are not met the experience maybe cancelled, if this occurs delegates will be refunded in full.
  • Priority is given to registered delegates of the 2023 REAIE Biennial Conference.