How is a community’s sense of place and placemaking reflected online? Where does place exist in the digital realm? As we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, Five10Twelve is launching a new Online Placemaking project for Pioneering Places that explores these very questions. The pilot project will be focused in Folkestone in the first instance before being rolled out to the other Pioneering Places sites – Canterbury, Dover and Ramsgate – and culminating in an Online Placemaking toolkit for other cultural venues and heritage sites, wherever they may be.
The Online Placemaking programme has a number of key stages:
- Stage 1: Identify pilot sites and place them on Google Maps/Apple Maps
- Stage 2: Recruit volunteers, engage local communities
- Stage 3: Identify digital skills gaps, provide training and support via our digital partners
- Stage 4: Support volunteers/community to create and update online maps, Wikipedia Trip Advisor and other key place-based sites
- Stage 5: Develop and produce Online Placemaking Toolkit, focused on supporting cultural venues and heritage sites
For more information, please visit CulturalPlacemaking.com