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Reimagine Session: Trauma Informed Placemaking


The Irish Architecture Foundation’s Reimagine placemaking programme invites you to join a discussion on Trauma Informed Placemaking. 

Trauma Informed Placemaking calls for a place-based awareness of trauma and its impact on the individual, the community and ‘sense of place’ and then on place healing, though place-based community responses and interventions. 

As people who work with people in place, it is up to us all to set up the conditions for, maintain, and enjoy interpersonal and place-orientated relations.

This online panel has been guest curated by the Trauma Informed Placemaking project founders, Dr Anita Mckeown and Dr Cara Courage. It will feature five of its global cohort of creative and research practitioners – Dr Aisling Rusk, Karen Till with Michal Huss, Brian Jay De Lima Ambulo, and Jeff Poulin – covering projects from Ireland to the Philippines and topics from working in post-disaster places to working with young people. 

This panel is a rare opportunity to hear from several of the projects represented in the Trauma Informed Placemaking textbook forthcoming from Routledge. The event will build on the community of praxis that Cara and Anita have convened and provide space for deeper discussion into the role and responsibilities of placemaking as a practice which can heal as well as amplify trauma.

Register on Zoom.


Feature image courtesy of Cara Courage.