Town Anywhere 2023

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Town Anywhere is an inspiring 1-day workshop process that supports participants to develop their imagination, collaboration and co-creation capacities, held on 26th September in Strasbourg. The event is a hands-on creative visioning process that brings potential community futures to life through time travel, visioning, conceptual placemaking and co-creation. Town Anywhere has been developed by a team of UK-based artists, supported by Transition Network. It has been experienced by changemakers and communities across the UK over the last ten years.

This September, the live Town Anywhere experience comes to central Europe for the first time! Join us for this unique participatory experience, alongside Placemaking Week Europe 2023.

The event brings people together to imagine, build and then inhabit a positive vision of how thriving communities could be in 2030 – places where all beings can genuinely live and thrive within planetary boundaries. Using immersive future scenarios, large scale model-making and timed challenges the Town Anywhere process helps participants to play and practice community visioning, ideation and storytelling in a virtual, but tangible, environment.

Participants explore 2030 at street and neighbourhood levels. Then they work in small groups to develop actions and ventures across a range of areas, including: goods and services, food, governance, finance, infrastructure, civic networks, learning, celebrating, public space, health and wellbeing.

By the end of the workshop, the new residents of Town Anywhere 2030 will have created a physical representation of the sort of thriving town that we are all longing to live in. Collectively shaping and inhabiting this potential future strengthens our enthusiasm and resolve to go on and make it real.

The participation fee for the Town Anywhere event is €90. Town Anywhere are pleased to offer a special rate to all attendees of Placemaking Week Europe of €60. 25% discount applies for all advance registrations before 11 September.

Find more event information and registration here.

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