Event Session - "This must be the place" – Creating communities: The case for placemaking and the Commons in a climate of change

Day 1 - Wednesday 2nd

Wednesday 2 October 11:00am - 11:30am
The Main Event

Healthy places are the key to healthy communities. Coralie brings with her nearly a decade’s worth of experience in creative placemaking and most notably her work with creative social enterprise Gap Filler, which was created in response to the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Through the lens of some of Gap Filler’s projects such as the Dance-O-Mat, Pallet Pavilion, the Placemaking at One Central programme and more, she will share how creative placemaking can transform communities into places that are better connected, more resilient and healthier. She will also discuss the role of placemaking and the Commons in our rapidly changing times as we grapple with the implications of climate change She will share Gap Filler’s philosophy around creating new, fun, playful experiences for our communities as a way of seeding more long-term, meaningful change.


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Questions and Comments

  • Participation can be seen as a political activism , you show this in your work. How do you think we can escalate this to be more proactive in structural change
    Creative Recovery Network

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