COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Through this project we will develop a series of events to fuel engagement between the students, the urban situations and the actors involved in their design projects. Through our project partner, LeftCoast Arts, we will have access to a residence, a commercial unit and a guesthouse within the territory that we will be engaging with. This will allow us to be present, visible and active within the community, utilising an embedded and empathic mode of live action research where we participate in the existing life of the community as well as inviting the community to participate in our own activity. We will deliver a series of talks and debates from the locations described within this locality and also co-design and co-produce a small scale live build project that meets some of the needs that have already been identified. The community will also be invited to talks, mini reviews and exhibitions of the work we produce.
PARTNERS: Leftcoast Art Centre; Art B&B; Blackpool Town Hall and Borough Council; Extinction Rebellion Lancashire; International Permaculture Research Network.