Free Events Focusing on How Local Neighborhoods Can Be Enhanced
Sep, 15 2020
In our local neighbourhood we have a natural desire to get along with each other. But what if that neighbourhood was under serious development and would ultimately enhance the members of the community and provide positive opportunities for people.
In Certain Places is an artistic research project based at UCLAN. In a new scheme they have devised an outline that will encourage people to re-evaluate the way their local neighbourhoods are designed.
‘Creative Infrastructure Labs’ will see a series of events directed by three experienced artists - Emily Speed, Gavin Renshaw and Julia Heslop. They will endeavour to create unique approaches in developing community infrastructure.
Their primary focus will be channelled in these areas:-
- Sustainable transport routes
- Play spaces and community centres
- New housing developments in the north of Preston.
For each event you will experience online discussions and presentations which will feature examples of successful projects from other places nationally and internationally, as well as on-the-ground activities in local neighbourhoods.
This comes as the first in a series of three stage programme activities simply called ‘The Expanded City’.
Throughout the course of the programme you will learn about the changing nature of cities in relation to Preston’s City Deal scheme which is part of a national initiative to encourage economic growth in key cities across England.
In Certain Places has had the absolute privilege of being able to collaborate with a selection of artists, writers and designers to critique and contribute to the scheme, which includes the creation of over 5,000 houses as well as new roads and amenities on Preston’s rural fringes
Interested ones will be pleased to know that all the events will take place throughout the autumn season. Each activity is free and available to anyone but you will need to book. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Certain Places, an artistic research project at the UCLAN is inviting people to re-think the way their neighbourhoods are planned.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger