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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Stephen Williams MP visits the Walled Garden

On Tuesday the 10th of June we were very pleased to welcome Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to Bedfords Park Walled Garden. The minister made the visit on behalf of the Social Investment Business Group (SIB) grants, which is funded by the Department for Communities and Local […]

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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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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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October 2013

PROJECT NEWS BEDFORDS PARK WALLED GARDEN HARVESTING VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND AWARDS In September, we were thrilled to receive a ‘thriving’ award in the It’s Your Neighbourhood programme run by the Royal Horticultural Society. We received 80 out of a possible 100 marks, leaving many more established gardens behind us. Having digested this good news, we […]

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Ermacora lectures China Academy of Art (CAA) students to curate urban installations redefining the perception of Grand Canal

CLEAR VILLAGE founder, artist and strategy director Thomas Ermacora has been invited as a guest lecturer to the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou to guide and curate the development of a series of novel installations to change public perceptions of the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal, which is the longest canal in the world […]

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2012 Welcome Note – by Thomas Ermacora

CLEAR VILLAGE founder and strategy director Thomas Ermacora gives his vision on CLEAR VILLAGE in 2012. “CLEAR VILLAGE is growing more and more roots in England and abroad. Our projects in Atina, Havering, Kiel and Helsingborg have generated interest from locals and municipalities to the point where we believe in dramatically deepening our ties. New […]

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The Walled Garden featured in the Ecologist

Freelance journalist, researcher and editor Laura Sevier has written an insightful article in The Ecologist about The Walled Kitchen Garden. The open-aired Lab took place in Bedford’s Park, near Romford (Essex, UK), and aimed to restore a neglected, walled kitchen garden for the community’s Food Growing. Clear Village provided staged actions and design advice that revitalised the garden and community. […]

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Join forces for the Walled Garden!

Join us or for an Open-Air Lab near London on september 22-28th! We invite all Clear-Village friends, members, experts and partners to participate in its first open-air lab near Romford (Essex, UK) to kickstart the restoration of an old neglected walled kitchen garden in a north east London village. Clear-Village is there to support a […]

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