Join us to deliver some creative landscape interventions and engaging events as part of our first ever co-design summer school programme in July 2017!
The Sea Field Project is an ongoing self-initiated project delivered on a voluntary basis by HERE+NOW. As part of this ongoing project we are planning a 'public life hack' programme for the month of July! A series of temporary landscape interventions and community engagement events at the Seafield promenade near Portobello, Edinburgh that reveal the potential of Seafield as a place, and document their impact on public life.
Why Sea Field? The project aims to re-imagine the opportunity and potential of Edinburgh’s waterfront for people and for nature. The Seafield urban area faces onto the Firth of Forth and North Sea beyond, yet seems to turn its back on this beautiful landscape. While it provides a well used walking and cycling route between Portobello and Leith, people tend not to spend time here, and the wide promenade space is currently better known for the backs of car showrooms and the bus depot rather than an exciting vibrant place in which to spend time. We feel this stunning sea frontage and landscape has potential to become a city-wide destination, with improved dunescape and planting, and more opportunity for public life as a vibrant place to meet and spend time. Some of the outputs for this will feed into the ongoing project, including as part of Porty Art Walk 2017.
Interested in working as part of a team to take a lead on some of these interventions? Applications are now open for this 2 day per week free summer school! 9 individuals will be selected to work in small teams with training and guidance from HERE+NOW to deliver a total of 3 physical landscape interventions or engagement events in July 2017. Please see the programme for dates you would need to be able to commit to. In turn we can offer experience in co-design, facilitating community events, piloting techniques, action-based research. Volunteers may be students, recent graduates or interested professionals, and should have an interest in public space or urban design, landscape architecture, and community engagement.