Tag Archives: Creative Placemaking

Learning from the Ghost Ship Fire Tragedy: Safety, Support, and Informal Cultural Space

Two years ago, on the night of December 2nd, 2016, 36 people lost their lives in a tragic and preventable warehouse fire, which broke out in the middle of a concert on the second floor of the Ghost Ship arts … Continue reading

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Journeys in Creative Placemaking/keeping/taking

In 2009/2010, I caught an incredible break. I had recently decided to hang out my shingle as an arts and urban planning consultant. A former choreographer/arts administrator, I was just 29 years old, had a newly minted masters of urban … Continue reading

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Sidestepping Nails and Newly-Poured Concrete: Why Fieldwork Matters

I always appreciate when I get the opportunity to pry myself away from my Office friends—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—and witness creative placemaking in its natural habitat. Last year, Metris had the privilege to support Center for Community Progress in an … Continue reading

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