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2020 Programme Online event Placemaking Project 20x20 Reimagine Seminar

Registration open for Placemaking Masterclasses


The IAF is offering a series of free, online masterclasses in placemaking for architects, local community representatives, local authority staff, councillors, stakeholders, community engagement and public art practitioners, representatives from cultural venues / organisations and others actively engaged in placemaking.



Each masterclass will feature diverse modes of learning including presentations, case studies, break out groups and moderated discussions. It is possible to attend all three masterclasses or any combination of the series, as each session also works as a stand-alone training session.

The Masterclass series is part of the IAF’s Reimagine project, supported by Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund.

Click here to learn more about Reimagine.

*This Reimagine Masterclasses in Placemaking Series is FULL*                                                      Registration is now Closed                                                   We look forward to running Placemaking Masterclasses again in the future

Placemaking Masterclass 1:
How play makes place
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 3-5 pm

Place in Focus: Le Fanu Skate and Play Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin (IAF Placemaking project)
Topics in Focus: What is placemaking? Principles of participatory placemaking. Community engagement. Play and placemaking. Building capacity in placemaking.
Speakers include: Wessel Badenhorst (Placemaking), Rebecca Blake (Community Engagement), Alan Mee (Architecture and Urban Design)

Placemaking Masterclass 2: What makes a great place?
Wednesday 16 September 2020, 3-5 pm

Place in Focus: Overview of IAF Reimagine towns
Themes in Focus: Principles of placemaking. Analysis and observation of place. The place diagram as a diagnostic tool. The Irish town and placemaking.
Speakers include: Wessel Badenhorst (Placemaking), Orla Murphy (Architecture), other speakers to be confirmed.

Placemaking Masterclass 3: How can we activate and take responsibility for public spaces?
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 3-5 pm

Place in Focus: Loughrea, Co.Galway (IAF Reimagine town)
Topics in Focus: Programming in public space. Place stewardship. Accessibility and inclusion in placemaking.
Speakers: Wessel Badenhorst (Placemaking), BothAnd Group (Architecture and Community Engagement), Emma Geoghegan (Architecture and Accessible Design).

The Reimagine Masterclasses are brought to you free of charge by the IAF, supported by the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund. If you are thinking of booking a place we would appreciate it if you would consider making a donation to support our programme, or why not join the IAF as a Friend.