Some big questions for your city explored…
Place-making. No longer a trend but a burgeoning industry, practised in countries all over the world. In Western Australia, any new development or re-purposing of space now involves a conversation about the human experience. What will attract people to a place? Encourage them to mingle, linger, or set up a home or a business? The way a place looks and feels influences how people behave—for good or ill—towards each other, to newcomers, and to the wider community. How do we make sure that we explore the best ways of achieving harmony and productivity in our neighbourhoods and cities? How best can creativity help us achieve that aim? How do we really make it happen?
How do we take creative placemaking from surface treatment to deeper transformation of our places and communities? Are we exploring the best ways of achieving harmony and productivity in our neighbourhoods and cities? How can creativity help us achieve that aim? To help Perth debate those questions, FORM welcomes two international place-making experts-in-residence, Tim Jones from Canada and Jason Roberts from the United States.
Tim and Jason are both highly experienced in the art, science and especially the action of making vibrant neighbourhoods. Tim, CEO of Artscape, coined the term ‘creative place-making’ and is in demand all over the world for his experience using the arts to transform cities and communities. Jason is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Dallas, and the original Better Block Project, an organisation which takes blighted blocks with vacant properties and transforms them with temporary pop-up businesses, bike lanes, seating and landscaping.
Creative Places : Curating Opportunity in Communities is the latest installment in our Speaker Series. You can also explore previous speaker events and conversations including our PUBLIC Symposium and PUBLIC 2016 publication.