What is a place without people? Does space becomes place with people? Community engagement; the process of enabling people sharing a space to create ‘place’ and to thrive should be an inspiring, life building element for everyone involved. The Futurecity approach is to work with the best creative and cultural projects to bring imagination and ideas into changing spaces. It goes way beyond consultation. It gives people a voice, and very often a role in what will be their new place of residence, work or play.
Our community engagement projects range from on-site research, conversations, talks and events, right through to arts and cultural festivals to 5 year ‘residencies’ where arts and cultural projects are part of the programme of new places as they are built and grow. They aim to create genuine engagement and opportunities for dialogue and collaborative new ideas.
Everyone is considered and invited. Our aim is to generate space and time for the ‘soft’ content of real people to meet, mix and develop within the fabric design and build of a new place. Artist, designer, craft groups, galleries, schools, universities and museums have all played a role on our projects as part of an authentic approach to supporting a places culture to thrive.
Have a look at our current and recent community engagement projects below, and for further information contact [email protected]
Community is the life blood of place. Office workers, shoppers, and residents must all have a role to play in creating a vibrant new place to live, work and play.