ChangeBnB is a conceptual service proposal aimed at being a research vehicle for:

Placemaking with climate event affected communities for ‘Rent from Risk Infrastructure‘ as a scope for transition tourism in NSW.

As a project seed and a design provocation the project aims to gather a programatic dialogue with a multitude of subjects including urban housing stress, tiny house movement, digital fabrication for construction, design for resilience, design for transition, collapse informatics, service and social design.

As a design-led research the project’s starting point is a rental service for families who are at risk of climate events in the recent past in particular neighbourhoods* from the greater Sydney region.

The project aspires to empathize, collaborate and work with families who have experienced climate events such floods and bush fires in the recent past. For such a collaboration the project seeks partnerships and support from climate tech businesses and services for designing, generating and integrating means to co-develop a service platform called ChangeBnB. With this the project wishes to raise discussions for addressing climate change experiences with the aim to: 

  • Exchange and generate collective resilience by co-designing new environments and experiences as risk infrastructure for climate change
  • Maintain and gain from risk infrastructure through alternative recreational and rental market development for climate affected communities
  • Collectively reflect on natural disaster from climate change

The project is actively seeking collaborators, stakeholders and support from climate tech product businesses, governmental and non governmental organisations, institutions and wider society in the Greater Sydney region.

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* There will be multiple criteria for selecting the neighbourhoods and communities. For example as a starting point the project will consider data from the Climate Council organisation and its predictive risk map tool of riverine and surface flooding in the NSW region. Further communities and neighbourhoods that have been affected by bushfires and floods in the recent past from 2020 to 2022 are also under consideration.