THE SEA FIELD.
Landscape interventions and co-design summer school programme 2017 just launched!
We’re planning a 'public life hack' programme for July 2017 - 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. To apply: take a look at the programme and email us a covering letter and CV / Portfolio by 2 June.
The Sea Field Project is an ongoing self-initiated project delivered on a voluntary basis by HERE+NOW. 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.
Sound interesting? We are looking for volunteers who can contribute 2 days/week to take part in the July programme. Volunteers will be split into 3 teams of 3 people - each with a range of skills and experience - to deliver a total of 3 engagement events or physical interventions in July 2017. These will be documented and culminate in one larger final collaborative event/intervention on Friday 28 July. 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.
To apply, email us with a short covering letter about yourself, CV or portfolio, and why you are interested in this project to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 June.
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