Creative Place-making: Where Legal Geography Meets Legal Consciousness
This chapter investigates how creative participation in place-making is legally constructed. It draws on the findings of the AHRC Creative Participation project, which explored how three ‘pioneer communities’ (the Elders Council of Newcastle, Northern Youth1 and the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) in Bristol) use creativity to involve themselves in place-making and planning practices. Each of these groups is working to improve their locality, albeit in quite different ways. While all began by working through formal consultative and participatory procedures, each found that voices are ‘not heard’, so that you ‘have to use every avenue that you can’.