Place making is a people-centred approach to design.
It creates belonging and ‘sense of place’ through an emphasis on local history and people’s values and meanings.
Our everyday experience is shaped by place. Sensory yet intangible, places evoke and create memories and story.
Places are powerful, shaping our everyday experiences. Places evoke emotion and are brought to life through history, story and memory. These things connect people’s lives and livelihoods to the urban realm as it changes through time.
Good design integrates heritage perspectives from the start. Good heritage interpretation never loses sight of design.
Uncovering the history of places, through primary sources, oral history and archaeology, can inspire design thinking and reinvigorate our public spaces with a distinctive local edge.
Design through place-based interpretation can immerse people in memory, history and lived experiences that resonate today. Pictures, unearthed artefacts, quotes from diaries and letters, and other snippets of everyday life can help us reimagine a place and the people who lived, worked and played there—bridging its past, present and future.
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