Louise’s interest in children’s citizenship has also led her to collaborate with community cultural development artist, Lenine Bourke to explore opportunities for children’s participation in the public sphere to expand through an innovative relational arts project titled The Walking Neighbourhood hosted by Children ( The innovation of this arts research collaboration has been recognized through the awarding of The University of Queensland Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences Innovation Award (2013) and internationally through a Walk21 Walking Visionaries Jury Prize (2015)

See Publications:

Phillips, L. G., & Willis, L.D. (2014). Walking and talking with living texts: Breathing life against static standardisation. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 13(1), 7694.

Phillips, L. G., & Hickey, A. (2013) Child-led tours of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley as public pedagogy. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 8(3), 242253.

Phillips, L. (2013). On the street: Primary children’s personal literacies. Practically Primary, 18(2), 2426.

Hickey, A., & Phillips, L. (2013). New Kids on the Block: young people, the city and public pedagogies. Global Studies of Childhood, 3(2), 115128.

Louise continues exploring research collaborations on walking as an arts and research method as a co-investigator for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada partnership grant: Performing Lines: Innovations in walking and sensory research methodologies (

see also Civic Action and Learning with Young Children