Community Engagement

Ideas Workshop 3: October 2009

17 October 2009 at Edinburgh University's Inspace Gallery

workshop 3 participantsSome of the participants in the third Ideas Workshop. Photo by Grant Thistle.

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50 photos of the workshop have been uploaded onto Flickr. Photography by Grant Thistle.



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A two-part film documenting ideas from the workshop has been shared on You Tube. View it here.

This was our third very successful Ideas Workshop, giving the opportunity for the local community to express its ideas for the future of the Causey. Living Streets gave a presentation of their work in making streets into places for people. Participants were drawn from local residents and businesses, local organisations, The Causey Development Trust members and students from Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art. Also participating in a personal capacity were individuals from planning and sustainable transport agencies.
Fine weather allowed us to spend some time outside examining and recording the Causey as it is at present.

With the help of resources obtained from The Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) at Bernard Terrace (free admission and open to all without an appointment) and the Canmore search engine on its website, participants then researched and explored the history of The Causey. With the support of a professional team of architects and designers they then expressed in models and collages their hopes of how The Causey could be used and designed for people.

Greenmantle on West Crosscauseway provided a delicious buffet lunch.
Mark Daniels, Creative Director at Inspace, the new gallery at Edinburgh University Informatics Department, provided a superb venue and generous assistance.

The content and activity of the workshops was led by ARCADE Architects at Edinburgh University's Inspace Gallery. Filming was carried out by Glenda Rome and stills photography by Grant Thistle. The event was co-ordinated by Isobel Leckie.

Documenting the ideas

Part 1


Part 2