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Digital Placemaking

Event Round-Up: Exploring digital practice and social purpose at Let’s Get Real 2019

Jo Morrison,

January’s Let’s Get Real 2019 Conference saw speakers from across the arts and cultural heritage sector converge to discuss the intersection of digital practice and social purpose at London’s Wellcome Trust. The event demonstrated the power of digital practice for driving social change – including ‘changes to our identity, our wellbeing,…

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Digital Placemaking

White Paper: Digital Placemaking for Urban Development

Jo Morrison,

“The quality of spaces between buildings is now as important to us as the quality of the buildings themselves.” – City of London Corporation, 2015 Well-considered, attractive and useful public spaces can increase investment, property values, revenue, livelihood opportunities and much more. But how can developers and local authorities make the…

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Man wearing a trilby hat and a yellow backpack uses a smartphone on a train platform, with train tracks in the background

Digital Placemaking Mobile Technology News

Calvium partners with Transport for London (TfL), Open Inclusion and Transport Systems Catapult following Innovate UK funding win

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Calvium is pleased to have won Innovate UK funding to develop a mobile wayfinding application to enable people with less visible impairments to navigate railway stations independently and with confidence. In partnership with Transport for London (TfL), Open Inclusion and Transport Systems Catapult we shall deliver a digital wayfinding solution…

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Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Digital Placemaking Heritage

Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Jo Morrison,

How can digital technology be used to open up and foster collaboration within museum projects? That’s the question Museums+Tech 2018’s speakers sought to answer at this event, hosted by the Museum Computer Group at London’s National Gallery. The intersection of technology, heritage, collaboration and democratisation is where we spend a lot…

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Riot! 1831 is back - What's new

Digital Placemaking

Riot! 1831 is back: What’s new?

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in immersive, location-based experiences. From the monumental success of Pokémon GO to more cerebral experience like our own Lost Palace of Whitehall – a piece of audio theatre that brings to life the history of a Royal Palace that no…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for public engagement

Jo Morrison,

Public engagement is a huge part of digital placemaking – and of British government policy around planning and development. The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published in July 2018, emphasises the importance of meaningful community engagement in delivering healthy, inclusive and safe places where people want to live and…

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Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Digital Placemaking

Future ethical questions for digital placemakers

Jo Morrison,

The rise of digital placemaking has been supported by emerging digital technologies – from smart clothing to city-wide sensor networks – that go beyond the smartphone. But while conversations around technological possibility are important, larger ethical questions have come to the fore. There are groundbreaking developments in the Internet of…

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