Finding Place Forum

Often talking about place gets caught up in structures that inhibit creativity. Community consultation often intensifies disaffection or deepens divisions. It does this because the agenda is already decided: in fact, it is a decision that’s wanted, an either-or that has to be resolved. But places and talking aren’t really like that. Places don’t decide: they include, interweave, reconcile and complicate. In fact places are like talking, they are the back and forth of ideas, they are the flow of memories, affections and dreams. They are meeting places and they are unfinished. Places include clouds as well as cars, seasons and cycles as well as elections and funding rounds. They persist and they continually evolve. mt_harnessing-community-creativity

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