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Playful Placemaking with Pets around a Pandemic (2021) ︎

Sheahan, J., Davey, N., Hjorth, L., Kennedy, A.

AAG Conference, Gold Coast
Due to the ongoing health risks and resulting lockdowns across Australia, social enterprise Cherished Pets suspended in-home community pet care and volunteer visits. This resulted in a loss of regular social contact within the membership and increased social isolation for vulnerable older pet owners. Leveraging socially innovative and creative approaches, the project drew on the power of pets to connect people, incorporating physical and digital elementsvinto a social and community-based activity.


I acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands I conduct my work. I respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.


©2022 Jacob Sheahan