Ever wondered, “What are the ingredients that make a vibrant public place?” In this masterclass we unpack the principles of “placemaking” – the art of turning spaces into places. I show how placemaking is a lot like homemaking and the difference between a design-centric approach and a people-centric approach. We will also explore why master-planning often results in sterile public places and the agile alternative, which delivers more dynamic and satisfying spaces. I will share how, using an agile approach, we transform entire town centres in just seven days.
About David Engwicht
David Engwicht is a sculptor, artist, master story-teller, author and world-renowed placemaker. He is the inventor of the Walking School Bus and the 7 Day Makeover in which his team work with community volunteers to transform entire town centres in just seven days. David is a TEDx presenter and popular keynote at international conferences. He has run three-day training courses for design professionals, acted as a high-level consultant on large development projects, reviewed pilot projects for the EU and authored four books on urban design and one on how to maximise your creativity.