Best practice in supporting bottom-up placemaking – by Robin Houterman

In July we wrote about our view on the key messages from the Future of Places conferences in Stockholm. We talked about the emergence of new models of delivering public space in which newly emerging actors play a key role. With new technologies that facilitate these models becoming accessible to more and more people, we […]

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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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SMALL is WORKING in Victoria

The many spaces available on Peabody housing estates all over London, made available with the closure of estate offices, now left abandoned and unused, served as inspiration for the project. The acknowledgement that these places could gain great social value by turning them into places where communities could come together is the basis of Small […]

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MAKE YOUR SQUARE – 27 OCT!

  JOIN US FOR A DAY OF DESIGN & MAKING! We’ve asked you what you liked and what you were missing in your neighbourhood. Many of you have answered questionnaires and shared your opinions, and we are looking forward to more. Addressing the issues raised is going to be a process of many stages and […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE SEPTEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER

make.helsinki GETTING IT DONE IN MAKESHOP 3! Despite competition from the beautiful summer weather, CLEAR VILLAGE and Demos Helsinki recently joined a good-size group of about twenty-five participants for the second of three workshops, collectively named, make.helsinki, at the World Design Capital pavilion in Helsinki, Finland. Where the first workshop identified locations and intervention potentials, the second workshop focused on design […]

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CLEAR VILLAGE JULY 2012 NEWSLETTER

LONDON SUMMER CLEAR VILLAGE & LONDON THIS SUMMER! From Hackney to Essex, in classrooms and workshops CLEAR VILLAGE is engaging community centers and working with landlords to make great changes in London this summer! Festival Village & Festival of the World, hosted by our friends from Tilt, opened it’s doors to great aplomb for the Olympic season. Congratulations to all […]

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