Placemaking Design

What is placemaking?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. “What attracts people most, it would appear, is other people,” —William H....
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About Placemaking Design

Creating places of belonging where people share heritage, arts and culture. At Placemaking Design, we are community-driven public space practitioners, advocates and consultants. We offer...
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Anya Gansterer Anya is a curator, arts advocate and promoter of rural cultural and economic development in the Ottawa Valley. She is a partner in...
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Current Projects

MADAWASKA COFFEE’S FEATURED ARTISTS
PRESENTED BY PLACEMAKING DESIGN

Barry’s Bay: September 6 to November 1 • 2021
Julie Poliquin, Hollow Clayworks
Linda Sorensen, Paintings from the Natural World

Pembroke: September 6 to November 4 • 2021
Kathryn Bossy, 22 Mosaics
Dan Hill, Hill Pottery


MADAWASKA COFFEE’S FEATURED ARTISTS
PRESENTED BY PLACEMAKING DESIGN

Barry’s Bay: July 26 to September 6 • 2021
Karen Gray, The Potter’s Studio, Huntsville
Jane Gray, Artist, Emsdale

NEW LOCATION! Pembroke: July 22 to September 7
MJ, Bumpy Roads Studio, Pembroke
Tamara Gibson, Ferox Feltings, Killaloe


MADAWASKA COFFEE’S FEATURED ARTISTS
PRESENTED BY PLACEMAKING DESIGN

Barry’s Bay: June 14 to July 26 • 2021
Stephanie Park, Spark Pottery, Combermere
Taylor Farquhar, painter, Palmer Rapids

NEW LOCATION! Pembroke: June 11 to July 22
Mike Vlaming, Little Creek Pottery, Cobden
Robin Knox, Robin’s Nest Arts, Pembroke

 


MADAWASKA COFFEE’S FEATURED ARTISTS
Barry’s Bay: April 26 to June 14 • 2021
PRESENTED BY PLACEMAKING DESIGN

Denise Jordan, Muskoka Kitchen Paddles, Huntsville
Shirley Murphy, Hummingbird Weaving Studio, Barry’s Bay
Pat Forrest, Artful Creations, Renfrew


MADAWASKA COFFEE’S FEATURED ARTISTS
March 8 to April 26 • 2021
PRESENTED BY PLACEMAKING DESIGN

Catherine Timm, Textile Artist

Helgard Hodgkinson, Potter


MADAWASKA COFFEE’S FEATURED ARTISTS
January 11 to March 8 • 2021
PRESENTED BY PLACEMAKING DESIGN

Joyce Burkholder, Canadian Wilderness Artist

Talli Chaimovitz, Bee Kind Organics


Working with the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village in Pembroke, Placemaking Design wrote and designed the museum’s Strategic Plan, 2020-2024.


This past year, Placemaking Design worked with the Township of South Algonquin to develop a style guide, logo and signage plan.


Little Branches Rural Roots

Placemaking Design presented at the Little Branches Rural Roots, a library conference at the Arnprior Public Library this fall.

The inaugural Little Branches, Rural Roots Library Conference took place at the Arnprior Public Library on October 4 and 5, 2019. This conference has been tailored to meet the needs of small, rural libraries in Ontario.


Shukraan | Thank You

July • Pembroke

Placemaking Design is working with the Renfrew County refugee community to help them say thank to the volunteers who taught them English. The event is a celebration of community and caring with food, music and storytelling.

Placemaking Design

Creating places of belonging where people share heritage, arts and culture.

At Placemaking Design, we engage with culture as a transformative mechanism to promote social and economic well-being for communities, organizations and businesses.

We integrate culture, community, heritage and tourism to create places to educate, inform and create a sense of belonging.

Where required, we incorporate a range of cultural forms of expression in the projects we manage: visual art, craft, design, music, literature, performing arts, language and heritage.

Cultural spaces can be transformative experiences, created for the social and economic well-being of businesses, communities and organizations.

Services

Exhibits, Galleries and Spaces

Exhibition development and design

Interior space decoration

Artifact and art curation

Placemaking Events

Event planning and activation

Municipal Placemaking

Community cultural planning and mapping

Community revitalization

Evaluation and consultation of existing placemaking centres

Interpretative planning

Tourism product development

Content research and development

Educational programming

Graphic design

Large and small interpretive panels

Booklets and brochures, general promotional materials

Interior and exterior sign design

Wayfinding and map design

Web-ready promotional images

Websites