CITY OF STONNINGTON AUDIO TOUR

Worked for Do it on the Roof to deliver an audio tour for City of Stonnington. The audio tour was designed to promote and showcase recent extensive revegetation works taken by the council along the Yarra river, using engaging and accessible communication. My primary role was to conduct interviews for the audio tour. I contacted and interviewed a wide range of stakeholders; horticulturalists, arborists, councillors, council staff, indigenous representatives and local business owners. This required researching and structuring the interviews, and operation of technical audio equipment to record the interviews.

I then “cleaned up”, or edited the recorded tracks using Adobe Premiere, before passing them on to an audio technician for final editing. I also conducted research around the topic during the preliminary drafting stage, and relied on my horticultural knowledge to deliver a perspective on plant knowledge. To this end, I was myself interviewed and incorporated into the tour, describing indigenous plants people may see on the walk, how to identify them and the role they play in urban ecosystems. This relied on my specialist knowledge of plants indigenous to Melbourne, and how to communicate this knowledge accessibly to a layperson.