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Ideascape

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

If you’re near Cardiff next month (or simply fancy a trip to Wales), come and join us at Porth Teigr in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, September 19th where we’ll be hosting Ideascape. This free, outdoor promenade event comes following a 6 month research project exploring ways of addressing local need and…

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Digital Placemaking Research

Defining Digital Placemaking for Porth Teigr

Louise Hobson,

We’re excited to be embarking on a new R&D Digital Placemaking project in Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay – one of Europe’s most significant waterfront development projects led by igloo and the Welsh Government. Physical spaces can no longer be separated from their digital dimensions – cities have become hybrid spaces…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for the arts

Jo Morrison,

Art in its purely physical sense, be it octopus murals or favela painting, has been a feature of successful placemaking even before the term was coined. And art has been blurring the lines between the physical landscape and the technological one for decades, in the same way that digital technology…

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Digital Placemaking

A guide to 21st century placemaking

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Contrary to its name, placemaking is not concerned with the making of a place. Rather, it’s about the expression and enhancement of places that are already rich in cultural, historical or personal significance – be it a world heritage site, community space, city underpass or national park. Whether the ‘place’…

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Digital Placemaking

9 of the world’s most creative placemaking projects

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Almost half of the global population – that’s about 3.5 billion of us – live in cities. These cityscapes have grown organically, over hundreds of years. with little consideration for the wellbeing of those living in them. They’ve been designed for the quantity of dwellers, rather than the quality of…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking: eleven key principles

Jo Reid,

Heritage is all about recreating the past of a place. To create a rich experience, organisations have to draw out the story of their site, tying it to the way their visitors explore and the things they see and do. It’s a matter of placemaking: the act of giving life…

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