Creative Community Planning: Transformative Engagement by Wendy Sarkissian

By Wendy Sarkissian

Inventive group making plans presents transparent entry to rising recommendations in creative, narrative, embodied and technological equipment. Reflecting at the huge continuum of participatory perform, the authors discover the frontiers of group engagement inside of a clean sustainability framework. major making plans theorists, researchers and practitioners within the box replicate with the authors at the many successes and demanding situations in attractive with a range of individuals in rural and concrete groups. those conversations demonstrate creativity as key to improving current engagement practices. techniques and sensible functions thread during the e-book, together with neighborhood visioning, participatory learn and reporting, clash answer, poetry and making plans language, theatre, images, movie and internet sites.

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Forester’s work continues to challenge the way we conduct contemporary practice using methods with emphasis on words such as expectation, success and outcome. Instead, Forester’s model focuses on the complexity and messiness of human relationships to teach and guide us. Forester builds on two models. The first is the Deweyan model of creating and testing new learning through ongoing experimentation. The second is the Freirean model of learning in a dialogue with emphasis on a growing awareness of power.

14 Why Traverse the Edge? Adopting a spirit of welcome in practice Adopting a spirit of welcoming and hospitality in community engagement practice allows us to talk about beauty, poetry and dreams alongside arterial roads, public parks and housing. We can also welcome reflection about the language we use and commit ourselves to ongoing creative inquiry in our practice. As we attempt to re-imagine the lines and spaces of practice – studying and using experimental methods to invite others to listen and share in the multiplicity of voices around them – we discover many points of difference.

31 Creative Community Planning Sharing lessons Wendy coordinating the Embodied Affinity Diagram exercise 32 The Practice of Inhabiting the Edge The power of silence and breaking the silence What’s amazing (as a facilitator) is to see people discovering that they can sort complex material in absolute silence by using their non-verbal functions, by moving things around, reading, thinking and paying attention to other people. There is a huge place for silence in community workshops. Dianna: And what happens after the silent clustering of topics in the Affinity Diagram process?

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