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Perspective

Building Community & Place, Consciously
06.06.24

Last week NHO Founder & Director, Neil Hugh Kenna joined a panel event hosted by BAR Studio to discuss the NHO approach to placemaking for ‘47 Easey Street’ – BAR’s new home and very personal mixed-use project in Collingwood, well-known to locals as the former home of community radio station, PBS.

Exploring the topic ‘Building Community & Place, Consciously’ and moderated by Suzy Annetta, Editor-In-Chief of Design Anthology, Neil joined BAR Studio Co-Founder, Felicity Beck, Founder of Revival Projects and project contractor, Robbie Neville, and Easey Street tenant, Mayatili Marika of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander not-for-profit organisation, Agency Projects, for an engaging discussion.

‘Building Community & Place, Consciously’ panel.
Photograph by Griffin Simm.

Contemplating the needs and motivations of a cast of individuals, organisations and community groups was central to our process, however as Neil noted on the panel, with full occupancy, the real fun starts now as relationships grow, a genuine sense of community develops, and business prospers.

Contemplating the needs and motivations of a cast of individuals, organisations and community groups was central to our process, however as Neil noted on the panel, with full occupancy, the real fun starts now as relationships grow, a genuine sense of community develops, and business prospers.

Taking the audience through NHO’s placemaking methodology, Neil recounted a three stage process comprising Visioning, Consultation, and Distillation, with respect for what’s come before central to the project’s never finished, always evolving ethos. It’s a truism that good things cannot be rushed, however by providing solid yet malleable scaffolding, good things can grow, and thus place is “made”.

‘Building Community & Place, Consciously’ panel.
Photograph by Griffin Simm.

Taking the audience through NHO’s placemaking methodology, Neil recounted a three stage process comprising Visioning, Consultation, and Distillation, with respect for what’s come before central to the project’s never finished, always evolving ethos.