This week on All the Best we’re doing some exploring, heading into some of the unseen and forgotten parts of Melbourne with Open House.
For one day a year, people are invited to become tourists in their own city, hearing the stories hidden in every building. For episode #1427, we visit Melbourne’s historical tramways, old buildings in Stonnington and J Substation power station.
Producer Bec Fary catches up with Joy Villalino, ex-Executive Director of Open House New York, ex-Board President of Open House Melbourne, and now long-serving board member and volunteer.
From NYC to OHM: Joy’s journey from the US to Australia
“It’s hard to be an expat,” Joy says, as she explores the transition from one great city to another.
Be a tourist in your own city
Joy explores how events like Open House can allow locals to see their cities with new eyes.
Burst the technology bubble
We’re sometimes trapped in a bubble, walking around attached to smartphones and tablets, with technological distractions. By physically engaging in our urban environments, we can burst the smartphone bubble.
Image by Michelle Robinson.