I have been playing with devising an alternative advent calendar with a daily cultural planning thought, comment or notable bit of news, as I enjoy making web projects and also wanted to continue reflecting on some of the points which were raised in the course. My project presentation as part of the course was about considering how to use online tools to make cultural planning accessible and understandable to a wide range of people, I felt that using a thought a day type approach was perhaps one way of doing this so I’m experimenting to see what results. The cards are designed using the Firefox web maker programme, a free online tool which allows you to create various creative and interactive items for the web (templates are provided for you to remix, where you create half of the page in code then watch the result on the other half of the screen).
I will add links for each day, perhaps you could comment on the card content if you feel inclined to do so!
- December 2nd– re-use of a beautiful building
- December 3rd– considering cultural links and natural assets
- December 4th– language and terminology of cultural planning
- December 5th– the importance of people and thinking about changing the use of spaces (I was also thinking about earlier posts on Nitshill)
- December 6th– libraries and cultural assets (I recently visited the Library of Birmingham, reportedly the UK’s biggest library)
- December 7th– romantic stories
- December 8th- public space and public art
- December 9th– clubs, societies and organisations
- December 10th– character of seaside places
- December 11th– language and culture (a little seasonal Gaelic)
- December 12th– a cultural planning tour in your own town?
- December 13th – 15th– a long weekend of cultural planning: unstable buildings and cultural festivals (blog): change in cultural places
- December 16th– digital archives and research, a taster of new resources on Flickr
- December 17th– “in praise of free“- cultural venues and events