The Greenhouse Sessions #19

The Greenhouse Sessions #11
Creative Placemaking: Building Communities By Transforming Space to Place

Date and Time

Monday 25 January 2016
7pm – 9.30pm

National Library Building
100 Victoria Street
Possibility Room, Level 5
Singapore, 188064

Is creative placemaking possible in Singapore where much of the land and infrastructure is state-owned? When is a project creative placemaking versus business as usual? What are some of the ways in which artists can play a key role in activating physical spaces into vibrant places that people are attracted to and have ownership over as a community?

Spaces have immense potential to become transformative places for communities. In recent years, more people and communities across the world are drawing on arts and cultural activities to shape the physical and social character of neighbourhoods, bringing diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired. This community-driven process is now known as “creative placemaking”.

Share your thoughts and experiences with us at the next Greenhouse Session. Joining us to kickstart the conversations will be our guest speaker Dr Hoe Su Fern, from the Institute of Policy Studies who is currently researching on arts and cultural policy projects focusing on Arts Housing, Creative Placemaking and Community Arts in Singapore.


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FAQ about The Greenhouse Sessions

The Greenhouse Sessions is a programme by ArtsWok Collaborative. It is a community of practice where people who share a common concern for arts-based community development, teach one another to do it better through a process of regular engagement.

Our sessions involve:

  • Connecting with other experienced practitioners working in the field of arts in communities
  • Exchanging information, stories and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight
  • Generating new knowledge and collaboration opportunities through this shared platform to kick-start meaningful action

As this is a community of practice, the sessions will be open only to those who have some experience or expertise related to the session, as well as individuals who have a keen interest to contribute to the topics of the session.

The emphasis here is on group learning, so while literature and other resources will be made available to participants from time to time, the collective wisdom of the community of practice is the real treasure. So come prepared to give and to receive.
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