Thoughts about Clear Village’s future – by Thomas Ermacora

As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to share a number of reflections on how I see Clear Village developing in the years ahead. The first theme I would like to touch on is the relationship between participatory design and technology. Until now Clear Village has been viewed primarily as a participatory placemaking […]

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Honourable mention in Brutalist Facelift competition

Clear Village has won an honourable mention in the “Brutalist Facelift’ competition with a proposal to make a series of post-war communist housing blocks in Latvia ‘invisible’ with a mirrored facade. The Brutalist Facelift competition, part of the Ghost Town Challenge organised by Homemade Dessert, asked participants to propose facade interventions to improve the image […]

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Three concepts for resilience – by Thomas Ermacora

To launch the Voices series, I would like to discuss three concepts which lie at the heart of what we’re trying to achieve at Clear Village. They are, in a sense, the DNA of our organisation. I believe that they are also part of a wider trend in placemaking and point the way towards how […]

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Paint as a tool of change – by Teresa García Alcaraz

Alongside my work at Clear Village, I am a member of the LPU collective, Liga de la Partida Urbana. At LPU, we carry out urban interventions that aim to rediscover and re-invent the public space in the barrios of Caracas through multiple and diverse artistic interactions. They are intended to be expressive and perceptive, transforming […]

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November 2013

PROJECT NEWS PLACEMAKING AWARDS 2013 SHORTLISTED x2 We’re delighted to say that two of our projects have been shortlisted for the Placemaking Awards 2013, which “recognise and publicise projects, plans, people and organisations that are making places better”. Our Alley Links project was shortlisted for “public participation in planning”, while Small Works Hackney was selected […]

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