PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITY + LANDSCAPE INTERVENTION
In a 'space becomes a place' project, HERE + NOW proposes to deliver a light-touch programme of activity and landscape intervention on the Seafield section of Portobello Promenade. This would include:
- BUILD - Seats from recycled timber to leave behind for anyone
- PLANT - Marram Grass to create a dune-scape landscape
- PLAY - On a low seating wall creating a safe place for children's free play
- ART - In the open air. Blackboards / whiteboards on the bus depot fence
The Sea-Field project proposes to take an existing underused and neglected section of the Promenade and transform it into a living, creative, space for everyone. The area of tarmac could be re-activated into a place for a fuller range of outdoor activities: maintaining a wide clear promenade route for the to-ing and go-ing of commuters while offering an invitation for other activities such as picnics, outdoor play space, all-age art, gardening, or just sitting to enjoy the view. We would initiate a programme of mini-projects which spark inspiration and interest in how we can recapture spaces so that they become real places. Whilst doing this we would progress discussions with land-owners, collaborators and local stakeholders to explore the possibilities for transforming this unique sea-front place and popular walking and cycling route.
At The Sea-Field we can create a place which inspires others to get outside, to show people what you can do there, and what you’re allowed to do in our public spaces! Longer-term we'd love to transform this into a lively active creative destination with sea views, facing onto an improved dune landscape and Edinburgh's seaside coast, and better connecting Portobello to Leith with a lively vibrant destination.
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