ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Bookmark and Share

A Sense of Place: Sustainable Placemaking, International Conference at the Eden Project, Cornwall

2nd to 5th September, 2009, Eden Project, Cornwall, UK

How do we make places that help communities respond to changing times? How do we build strong and resilient communities? This year's Sense of Place event looks at what communities can do now to thrive in the future.

Three days of talks, activities, ideas and inspiration cover subjects including future thinking, social and cultural capital, place-based learning, health, sustainability, inclusion and participation. How do we make new places and change existing ones to fit in with more sustainable lifestyles and support fulfilling lives?

A Sense of Place: sustainable placemaking will be of interest to planners, community groups, architects, landscape architects, artists, educators and anyone involved in shaping places that support sustainable and resilient communities.

Jane Stoneham, Director of the Sensory Trust said “Creating the conditions for communities to flourish is a complex task that requires many different perspectives and the input of many and varied disciplines. This conference is deliberately designed to attract the widest range of people. A Sense of Place is where you meet people you didn’t know you needed to meet, and have conversations you didn’t know you needed to have.”

A Sense of Place: sustainable placemaking is a joint event organised by the Sensory Trust and the Eden Project and supported by the Carnegie UK Trust.

 2nd – 5th September 2009, Eden Project, Cornwall, UK

For further press information including photographs of previous conferences please contact Vicky Hutchinson, Sensory Trust, by email [email protected] or by phone on 01726 222 900.