Human rights & hidden laneways – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio
Street art, graffiti of James Dean and an Octopus in a Melbourne Laneway

In this podcast from the Right Now Radio vault, David Bloch and Ben Schokman speak to Bec Goodburn about Melbourne’s much touted laneways. In recent times, our “hidden” laneways have become a selling point for Melbourne’s tourist industry. But the laneways (with their long histories) also raise more complicated questions about people’s perceptions of space and identity, which in turn plays into the way they’re regulated, and the experiences of the people who inhabit them.

Listen to the podcast about Melbourne’s laneways here (27mins).

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