When working with existing communities the experience is invaluable. They are often our most informed collaborators - knowing the places that they live more intimately than anyone else.
Wherever possible, we will engage with residents in innovative and interesting ways to ensure that the process is valued by all participants.
We use many different ways to engage; listening and taking on board what people say, utilising walkabouts, public exhibitions and workshops; mapping narratives; understanding heritage; creating public artworks, hoarding and signage. We run design workshops; maker spaces; public events, festivals and community activities and learn as much information about places as we can, to help inform our understanding of places.