People and Places: Make Leith Better

People and Places: Make Leith Better

Leith Creative is delighted to announce our latest project, ‘People and Places – Make Leith Better’ which will involve a series of public interventions and round-table discussions with the people of Leith, asking them what their future vision of the area would be.

Working in equal partnership with the local community and others with a stake in the well-being of the area, this innovative programme will combine committed citizen engagement and community knowledge with skills and thinking in culture, creativity, planning, funding and the built environment.

Building on our groundbreaking 2015 cultural mapping research, the new project ‘People and Places – Make Leith Better’ draws on Leith Creative’s talented and committed network of creative hubs and individuals to explore how we can enhance the area through creative and design thinking. The project is supported by the Scottish Government’s Design Charrettes Fund and Open Project Funding from Creative Scotland and investment from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Cultural Services.

Project activities will take place between April and September 2017 across a series of creative and community clusters in the Leith area, the first taking place at the Leith Market at Dock Place by Custom House on Saturday 29th April 10:00-17:00.

Leith Creative will be working with a diverse range of local groups, alongside the following partners:

  • Here + Now are a team of landscape architects, designers and photographers, offering co-design tools and solutions for landscape architecture with the aim of putting people at the heart of place & design, reconnecting communities with a sense of belonging.
  • Lateral North are a research & design collective working with community groups, creative professionals and institutions at a local, national and international level, looking to redefine who we are.
  • Biomorphis is an architecture & design practice dedicated to a sensitive approach to architecture based on affordable systems, sustainability and art.

We look forward to collectively working on a vision for the future for all the communities in Leith, the place that we call home!