City of Freo Hosts Happiness Project for Second Year Running

Environmental & Spatial Design and Graphic Design

For the second year running the City of Fremantle will welcome the work of ECU Design students as part of The Happiness Project, to be launched on Thursday July 2nd at the Kidogo Arthouse in Bathers Beach, Fremantle.

The Happiness Project, a collaboration between Edith Cowan University and the City of Fremantle, is focused on using innovative design approaches to inject happiness into the streets of Fremantle.

Original and engaging ideas that help to change the surroundings, interactions and ways of thinking for the residents of Freo saw great success in 2014 and this year will see things really kicked up a notch! With a focus on even greater community engagement, ECU Design students have explored new and exciting ways of advancing Fremantle as a happy and sustainable place.

ECU Design student Shaymus Lilly has created Pairhouse, a website/application which advertises rooms in Fremantle available for rent, whilst also advertising potential people looking to rent a room in Fremantle. After a free registration, Pairhouse members are then able to contact potential roommates and apply for a shared housing arrangement. Pairhouse looks to make the process of renting a room a friendly, safe and happy experience. 

The Impro Kitchen, created by ECU Design student Taran Dunn, is proposed to become Fremantle's first fully improvised restaurant, offering the traditional Australian dining experience with a unique twist. Each and every meal created in The Impro Kitchen is freshly made and entirely improvised. The restaurant does not feature a menu; instead the dishes are created in collaboration with the customer. Customers can bring along a handful of their favourite local ingredients and the talented team of chefs will transform them into a customised meal.

Event Details

The Happiness Project runs from Friday, 3 July until Thursday, 7 May 2015 at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle

Opening event

Date: Thursday, 2 July 2015 
Time: 5.30pm 
Venue: Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle 
Welcome by Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt and Professor Clive Barstow