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Wednesday 12 April at 13.30 – 15.00 (local time CEST, Antwerp, Belgium)
at Cumulus Antwerp 2023 conference
Onsite: the University of Antwerp, Rector Dhanis, Kleine Kauwenberg 14, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Room: K.102
Online: Zoom (link to come)

The CWG Design for Placemaking aims at investigating on a possible specific design perspective about the activities and interventions included in its renewed definition. Indeed, the initial characterization of placemaking mainly based on territorial marketing and the attraction of tourists, has been lately intended as a citizen collaborative process by which shaping the public realm (the commons) to maximize public value. It is an opportunity to study possible reconfigurations and re-signification of public and private spaces acting both on the “light” infrastructural and intangible (cultural, relational, etc.) levels, through the engagement and inclusion of a variety of stakeholder and bottom-up groups. The approach guiding the CWG is responding to the New European Bauhaus principles of beauty, sustainability and togetherness.

• Chair: Anna Meroni, [email protected] – Politecnico di Milano – School of Design, Italy
• Co-chair: Luigi Ferrara,
[email protected] – George Brown College – Brookfield Sustainability Institute, Toronto, Canada

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