Workshop: Participation 101, Wed 19 Aug, 2015

Anne Cunningham

Limited to 20 places

Employed (private & public sector): $50
Employed (voluntary/community/arts sector): $25
Not employed & students: $5 koha

This workshop reflects on participation in city-making and its application in practice. With a focus on the design of participation processes, it is aimed at those who engage with communities, or aim to do so, and would like to enrich and extend their practice. We look at the following: What motivates participation? How do you extend participation? How do you build aspirations and respect a community’s context? How do you manage expectations and competing interests? How do you set priorities and build consensus?

We encourage the following groups to attend:

  • private sector built environment professionals
  • council officers & elected representatives
  • creative practionners and community organisers- both independent and within NGOs


Anne Cunningham, who is leading the workshop, encourages participants to review the People Building Better Cities exhibition in advance – either in the venue or on-line.

If you are interested but unable to attend on this date please let us know. Contact us at hello@teputahi.org.nz

Anne Cunnigham is currently working on the development of Te Pūtahi, Christchurch centre for architecture and city-making. She has worked on cultural and built environment participation for twenty years across the globe including projects in Mexico, Poland and Scandinavia. Her work at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, developing clientship and agency between designers and communities, was cited to UNESCO and OECD.



Date: July 17, 2015