Culture-led placemaking

Southern Parklands Design Framework – Western Sydney Parklands Trust

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Project: Southern Parklands Design Framework Organisation: Western Sydney Parklands Trust Place: Western Sydney Year: 2018–2019 (Stage 1) Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Strategy, Policy & Research City People supplied arts and cultural strategy and advice to Western Sydney Parklands Trust and the multidisciplinary design team who are delivering the strategic land-use framework for the Southern Parklands

Urban Innovation Accelerator – Wollongong City Council

A new way to solve local problems. Bringing together a powerful combination of architects, artists, urban geographers, historians and other professionals… After working for years in the public and private sector, we have recognised that there is often a big gap between the vision-making of a cultural or place-making strategy and the ‘on-the-ground’ delivery of

Valuing Creative Placemaking research – Landcom / UrbanGrowth NSW

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Project: Valuing Creative Placemaking (research project) Organisation: Landcom, UrbanGrowth NSW Year: 2015-2018 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Strategy, Policy & Research This study recently published its Valuing Placemaking Literature Review While working as Creative Producer at UrbanGrowth NSW, City People’s Michael Cohen became aware of a massive gap in the knowledge base surrounding creative or ‘culture-led’

Nomanslanding – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Glasgow Life (UK) and Urbane Künste Ruhr

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Project: Nomanslanding Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Glasgow Life (UK) and Urbane Künste Ruhr (commissioning partners) Place: Sydney, Glasgow and Duisburg Year: 2012-2017 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming Nomanslanding was an art installation and performance created from an international partnership with curators and artists from five different countries which performed to over 27,000 people

Culture Beats – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority & Arts NSW

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Project: Culture Beats Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Arts NSW Place: Darling Harbour Year: 2014-2016 Project Type: Community and Cultural Development, Culture-led Placemaking During 2014-2016, Kim Spinks and Michael Cohen, now directors of City People, collaborated to bring their respective organisations Arts NSW and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority into partnership on a significant community and

Fire Water – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: Fire Water Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Place: The Rocks Year: 2009, 2010 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming, Night-time Economy In 2009 and 2010 Michael Cohen, now director of City People, directed and produced two water spectacles for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) as part of Vivid Sydney.  These events took place

The Rocks Windmill – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: The Rocks WindmillOrganisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore AuthorityPlace: The RocksYear: 2013Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming Michael Cohen, now director of City People, devised and implemented an arts lab ‘incubator’ model for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) as a way of generating activation projects that speak directly to the identity (past, present and future)

Aboriginal Life and Sydney Harbour Arts Incubator – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

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Project: Aboriginal Life and Sydney Harbour Arts Incubator Organisation: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Place: The Rocks Year: 2011-2016 Project Type: Culture-led Placemaking, Curating and Programming During 2011-2016 Michael Cohen, now director of City People, produced several projects that endeavoured to address the lack of Aboriginal stories visible in the public domain of The Rocks –