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Placemaking: Sense, Space & Strategy


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This three-week programme will explore the web of relationships between people and place. Placemaking as a philosophy and practice concerns the improvement of urban spaces by including its users in the transition for change. Through a bottom-up planning process, it intends to give the right to the city back to its inhabitants. This innovative course borrows from human geography, experimental and environmental-psychology, history, and sociology, problematising the urban environments in which we live. Experiencing the city through the many different sensory lenses is at the heart of this programme. It presents exciting alternative ways to understand how people live in, respond to, and imagine their cities. As cities are densely populated, and as their diversity increases, sensitivity to stimuli (both positive and negative) is increasing too. This holds true for all sensory experiences like increased noise, overwhelming smells, and the experience of intense density. Urban spaces can be imagined as territories of negotiation. Sensory experiences often inspire a strong sense of belonging and might therefore play an important role in the co-creation of space. 







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21 Jul '24 15 Mar '24 15 Mar '24


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020-525 1401

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