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How a Melbourne retail concept tackled empty shops, vandalism with QR codes

Morespace is tackling graffiti and promoting local. Image supplied by Merri-bek City Council
Morespace is tackling graffiti and promoting local. Image supplied by Merri-bek City Council
The Merri-bek City Council in Melbourne’s inner north faced a few, prominent issues, particularly amid Covid-19 lockdowns. Among them were vacant shops and, with that, the prevalence of vandalism and graffiti. The solution – developed by design agency Your Creative in collaboration with the council – was Morespace, an interactive project that activates empty shop-spaces with exhibitions that highlight products made by local businesses and artists. The products are displayed in vacant shop