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6th December 2011

Engaging people with place: art, design & local distinctiveness for housing
Date: 6th December 2011
Time: 10.30 – 13.00
Venue: Council Chamber, West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, 58/60 High West St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ

A free professional development session for housing associations, housing commissioners, architects, planners, urban designers and artists interested in public space on how art and design can both facilitate the development of communities and make new spaces into local, sustainable places. This session is for anyone concerned with improving the quality of planning and development of new and existing housing. It will give national examples of art in housing projects and signposting to advice on funding and best practice. The main themes will be:

  • Community planning and the creative engagement of residents through public art projects
  • Locally distinctive art and design for capital developments
  • The value of art and design in encouraging ownership of public space

Speakers are:

Alex Murdin, Creative Places Development Manager for Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, curator of the Wide Open Space public art research programme and previously Creative Director with Willis Newson public art consultancy.

Paul Kelly, Arts Development Manager for Lancashire County Council, previously responsible for the Liverpool Housing Action Trust’s arts programme and the city’s Housing Market Renewal (HMR) Public Realm Programme.

Patricia McKinnon Day, artist, has engaged with developers, architects and planners in thinking creatively about the built environment in cities and towns of every scale. Recently she has acted as lead artist for a major public art programme as part of a significant urban extension to Cambridge.

Places are free but must be booked by emailing Alex Murdin, Creative Places Development Manager, ([email protected]) by 12-00, Monday 5th December, 2011.

Organised by the Dorset Design and Heritage Forum

Patricia McKinnon Day, “An Act to Follow”

Patricia McKinnon Day, “An Act to Follow”