The Art of Placemaking – 2016 Central Scotland Green Network Forum

CSGN ForumThe Central Scotland Green Network trust have announced their annual forum and are keen to see a diverse audience joining them for it. Taking place on 21 June 2016 at the Glasgow School of Art, this one day conference will explore the role of the creative professions in helping communities to design, create and manage great green and blue places.

The sixth CSGN Forum held jointly this year with The Glasgow School of Art, focuses on the role of artists and designers in placemaking and helping communities, businesses and educational institutions (primary to tertiary) to design green infrastructure and blue and greenspaces as valued elements of liveable places.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Wayne Hemingway, Founder of Red or Dead and Hemingway Design
  • René Sommer Lindsay, Project Director for Copenhagen’s first ‘cloudburst’ responsive neighbourhood
  • Andrew Grant, Founding Director of Grant Associates and lead designer of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

The programme highlights the role of art and creativity in supporting regeneration and sustainable growth, and addressing health and social inequalities. It demonstrates how the process of cultural planning and the engagement of creative professionals can support the ambitions of the Community Empowerment Bill. It raises awareness of international practice and highlights what is already being achieved around Glasgow, encouraging learning and debate.

Head on over to the CSGN website for more information and to book your place at the forum. To download the full press release for the event, click here.

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