Tag: placemaking

  • Urbanism | Place Engagement through Art at Bankside

    I have written about Candy Chang’s thoughtful urban installations before, and therefore I am delighted to hear that she is bringing her work to London through the next few weeks as part of the Merge Festival at Bankside. The festival is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the area, and it aims to […]




  • Urbanism | City At Play – Of Talking Lamp Posts And Whispering Mailboxes

    Does this blog need one more wonderful example of using creativity, art and technology to to foster engagement with the city? Of course it does! Watershed, a cross-platform cultural and art production agency based in Bristol, UK,  recently commissioned a competitive award called the Playable City Award 2013. The idea was to encourage the use of creative technology and art […]




  • Urbanism*Design | Two fantastic LED interventions

    If you’ve been following this blog, you would know that in keeping with my interest in place making and destination branding,  I am a keen follower of art / design based interventions in public spaces that foster new interest in, and therefore engagement with the space – you’d remember I highlighted this in Candy Chang’s […]




  • Urbanism | The Art Of Urbanism

    With all due respect to my chosen profession,  I think that all too often, we urbanists and designers (and I include myself here!) can come across as stuffy, jargon-spouting bores. I think more often than not, we end up alienating the masses in our discourse rather than including them, which should be the central aim […]