Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, The Armchair Traveller walk, 2016. Photo: Julian Hughes

Making Place is a long-term programme focusing on learning from the city and use of public space. The project aims to explore the issues that shape the neighbourhood – working with artists, designers and local communities to map, re-imagine and influence the places where we live and work. The process will be fluid and responsive – with the direction of the project being led by collaborating partners and participants.

This programme will critically play with ideas and practices of city planning, regeneration, gentrification and ‘place-making’ and will investigate three central themes, based on our work within the local area to date: Inheritance – asking what do places inherit, and which histories are preserved; Imaginationwho imagines the city? and Intervention generating projects that interrupt, activate and re-imagine the neighbourhood, using play, art and design processes in public space.

During this first year of the programme we will be working with designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad and local residents in Lenton, exploring recent changes in the neighbourhood; developing projects with local youth groups; and running a programme of walks, talks and workshops throughout the year.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday 25 October | Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
Saturday 28 October | Monthly Skillshare
Wednesday 15 November | Monthly Skillshare

Past Events
Wednesday 24 May | Environmental Improvisation: A Sonic Walkabout
Wednesday 14 June | Monthly Skillshare
Wednesday 28 June | Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
Wednesday 23 August | Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
Wednesday 13 September | Monthly Skillshare
Thursday 14 September | Social Practice Social
Friday 22 September | Art, Public & The Commons symposium
Friday 22 September | Figure Ground – book launch
Saturday 23 September | Asian Activism in Nottingham – walk and exhibition

Research
Blog: Art in Public Space, Lab 1: Reflections by Sumona Chakravarty
Blog: ART as/ is SOCIAL: The Commons by Lianne Mol
Blog: In conversation with Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad
May – September 2017 | Art in Public Space Labs (Bangalore / Nottingham)

The Making Place programme is kindly supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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