Fiction allows readers to relate to place in new and nuanced ways.
How do you imagine the city of Brisbane?
As part of a project investigating urban planning and the gentrification of inner city landmarks, QUT researchers developed six characters to help inform the design of city apartments.
Your task is to imagine how one of the six characters might inhabit the city of Brisbane. Use the short story form to develop your chosen character: give them a name, a voice, a back-story and a narrative.
Six winners, i.e. one per character, will be chosen by a panel of three judges. The winners will receive $200 prize money and have the opportunity to further workshop and edit their story with the view of publishing as part of an anthology.
Australian Research Council Grant LP0882274 Respecting the Past, Imagining the Future: Using Narrative and New Media in Community Engagement and Urban Planning.
Competition closes 5pm Wednesday 8 June 2011