Thursday June 14th – Friday June 15th 2018
G43 Paterson's Land
This event is running as part of the year-round programme of the University of Edinburgh's Festival of Creative Learning.
Join us for an absorbing design workshop taking place over two days! This event will bring University students and staff together in multi-disciplinary teams to solve a locally-based challenge: how to tackle anti-social behaviour in public spaces while also promoting social inclusion. Challenges will be posed by local stakeholders who have an interest in Nicolson Square.
This event builds on the successful Hunter Square project undertaken in the summer of 2017, in which multi-disciplinary teams of University students, in consultation with local stakeholders and University researchers, developed designs for improving the streetscape of Hunter Square. It was undertaken in response to community police and City of Edinburgh concerns about anti-social behaviour and drug taking in the Square.
Key challenges in ‘designing out’ anti-social behaviour are:
An exploration (in the form of a dérive) around the south side of Edinburgh has highlighted a series of public spaces in which anti-social behaviour may be prevalent.The challenge for workshop participants is to come up with an inclusive design solution that tackles head on the issue of displacement.
Lunch and refreshments are provided on both days.
Day 1 (9.15am-5.00pm)
Day 2 (9.15am-6pm)
Thursday, June 14th 2018
Ends: Friday, June 15th 2018 at 6:00pm
Bookings close: June 14th 2018
Paterson's Land can be accessed directly from Holyrood Road or through the courtyard off St John St.
The room is wheelchair accessible.