Mantej Singh & Tony Nesbitt

Mr Mantej Singh

Authority Manager Community Engagement and Social Outcomes, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW Australia

Mantej Singh is a community and cultural development specialist with several years of experience across the areas of place activation, community and stakeholder engagement, community programming, property and operations management, and strategic planning. Mantej currently works as the Manager, Community Engagement and Social Outcomes at Sydney Olympic Park Authority as part of which he has delivered innovate place outcomes and strategies focusing on localism, inclusion and engagement. His previous roles have been with Ryde City Council and Historic Houses Trust. Mantej is passionate about community and economic development in a placemaking context driven by collaboration, innovation and partnerships.


Tony Nesbitt

Senior Manager, Place Activation and Strategy, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, NSW Australia

Tony has worked in the arts, events and education sectors for more than 35 years both locally and abroad, and has experience as a practitioner, as well as strong credentials in program curation and strategic policy development. During his 20 years at the Park, Tony has been directly responsible for the delivery of a multi-disciplinary arts and cultural program, and has more recently broadened his focus to include partnership development, public domain activation and programs that deliver outcomes informed by community engagement.



Presentation:

HOMIFY - Engagement led activation of local parks and public spaces in Sydney Olympic Park for social outcomes

Learnings and insights from the HOMIFY local places engagement and COVID recovery activation project at Sydney Olympic Park. HOMIFY resulted in creative artworks, events, activations and asset upgrades to transform local public spaces within 8 months of an extensive community engagement process using human-centred design approach. HOMIFY was initiated during the peak of COVID in June 2020 when local economy and community connection were adversely impacted. It aimed to reconnect with community to identify ideas for local public spaces to bring joy and colour, spark social connections, strengthen community ownership and support local business. HOMIFY involved extensive local engagement and co-design process using digital and site-based methodologies to develop community insights and temporary to permanent activation ideas. Community insights were visualised into experience infographics, concept designs and artist impressions. This information is being used to transform and activate these and other local sites for ongoing community and economic benefits.








Registration & Booking

Key Dates

Registration flat fee

Until 8 September

Program Launch

Mid June

PLA 2021

12-15 September

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