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Presentation, 2021
Playful Placemaking with Pets around a Pandemic ︎

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 peoples on whose lands I conduct my work, and respectfully acknowledge Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

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