This half-day event will provide an opportunity to hear from others in the health and social care and placemaking sectors, to discuss the potential for drawing on innovation and design techniques to create more caring town centres in Scotland, and how we can use placemaking to improve on the places and buildings that we already have.
What does a caring place look like? How can we use design to help create a caring place? What value does design bring?
Architecture and Design Scotland is exploring opportunities for bringing together care and placemaking to tackle the challenges of the ageing population. Working with partners to develop a sense of how towns and neighbourhoods could be ‘Caring Places’ by taking a creative look at using the principles of collaborative placemaking to make more of the assets and opportunities we already have, and understanding potential opportunities to pursue.
The forum will provide an opportunity for share experiences and learning in this important sector. The first part of the afternoon will involve introductory talks, with the latter part of the afternoon providing an opportunity for informal hands on workshops and discussion exploring the idea of design and the components of a caring place within a town centre context.
Who should attend?
The event will be of interest to:
Third and independent sector organisations and charities
Organisations commissioning buildings and services around health and social care
Local authorities estates, community planning and locality teams
Date and Time
Wed 19 September 2018
12:45 – 16:45 BST
Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
The event is free of charge and will include lunch and refreshments.