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David Engwicht – From Spaces to Places: The Art of Placemaking Unpacked

November 22 @ 10:00 - 11:00 CET

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. 


November 22
10:00 - 11:00 CET
Event Category:


Never Enough Architecture
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