WHAT IS PLACEMAKERS?

WHAT IS PLACEMAKERS?

Placemakers is an interdisciplinary and creative team for urban activation. We work to create inclusive and lively urban spaces. Through research, workshops, small experiments and integrated strategies we co-develop places with residents, entrepreneurs and other local parties.

EXEMPLARY PROJECTS

Placemakers aims to improve public spaces by co-envisioning and co-creating with the neighborhood – in the Netherlands, Kenya and beyond. For example by organizing an event such as ‘De Buurtcamping’ (The Neighborhood Campsite) or by adopting Minecraft as a participatory planning strategy for development of a ‘Model Street’. Read more about our interventions, research and workshops

METHOD

Through the method of Placemaking we invigorate neighborhood networks based on their own strength. Through various steps we provide local stakeholders with the necessary tools to develop their own neighborhood:

LOCATION RESEARCH

Socio-spatial research: what are the intrinsic qualities of the neighborhood?

WORKSHOPS

Bringing ideas from and for the neighborhood together

INTERVENTIONS

From a physical design to an event

TRANSFER

Stakeholders receive the tools to continue development of their public spaces

LATEST NEWS & BLOG

Read our blog for the latest news and projects:

 

Placemaking Week Nairobi, 2017

Placemaking Week Nairobi, 2017

Placemakers was delighted to co-host the second edition of Placemaking Week Nairobi, Kenya, which took…

Placemaking Week Panel: Making Cities Together In Africa’s Exploding Metropolises

Placemaking Week Panel: Making Cities Together in Africa's Exploding Metropolises

During International Placemaking Week 2017 in October in Amsterdam, Placemakers organized a panel discussion on…

Placemakers’ New Office At De Ceuvel

Placemakers' new office at De Ceuvel

De Ceuvel is een a sustainable work place for creative and social entrepreneurs on a former shipyard in…

Apply Now For The Urban Thinkers Campus @UN Office, Nairobi On May 3-4

Apply now for the Urban Thinkers Campus @UN Office, Nairobi on May 3-4

The City We Need through Safe, Inclusive and Accessible Public Spaces May 3-4 the Urban Thinkers Campus…

PARTNERS

Placemakers collaborates with international, national and local partners: