The role and function of town centres is shifting. We’re seeing the need for moving away from retail-focussed activities towards the rediscovery of socialising, learning and the creation or reinvention of public spaces to promote people’s wellbeing and enable communities to thrive.
But while we are witnessing new approaches and experiments in the redesign and recreation of our towns and public spaces, how and when can we consider the role of the people who may not feel represented in town planning?
Bringing people together to reimagine our high streets and public spaces through digital art and creativity, this place [of mine] is an exciting and unique digital placemaking learning activity that gives voice and agency to those in society who may not normally be heard, culminating in the production of virtual and in-person experiences made by the community.
this place [of mine] promotes inclusiveness, togetherness, and deeper learning and understanding of the environments we inhabit, providing a valuable experience for our participants and an opportunity for artistic growth, learning and creativity.