Natalie Bamford: “Public Participation in Cities: A Creative Practice Approach”

In Students by General Account

Local knowledge is accumulated through a prolonged embodied engagement with place; it is a vital source of information for how place is actually used and understood however it is difficult to access and utilise. My research is focused on developing a new method to access, represent and show the importance of this local embodied knowledge. The method utilises ideas from artistic walking prompts and tools from hermeneutic phenomenological studies to develop a practice that access underutilised knowledge in a way that is sensitive to current problems in participatory processes.