Why work with us?
With our research in history, personal and collective memory along with our experience of building bridges with communities, we offer public consultation, done differently. Often seen as the albatross of the planning process, our deep-dive engagement with diverse audiences, including young people, will facilitate meaningful, workable consultation with local communities. This is all underpinned by our research in language, linguistics and communication theory.
A lot of our work is on perceptions of space and the narratives we unconsciously inherit and live by. We know how to alter perceptions and make difficult sites more attractive places to live and work, making them more financially attractive developments. We think of it as the application of ‘storytelling’ and ‘affect theory’; you might know it as ‘branding’.
Public art consultancy
We can find the right creative person for you. We are internationally renowned for spotting talent and we regularly work with hundreds of creative practitioners – artists, writers, sculptors and storytellers. We can advise on commissions or find the right artist for your project.
Heritage and regeneration
We have worked with major heritage sites in the UK and abroad, and have been involved in key regeneration projects, bringing expertise in interpretation, archaeological assessment of sites, archival research, audience development and the use of digital technologies. Bringing to the fore the heritage of a site, we can support the development of places that people want to live in, by making the past part of their present and future.