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Sensory Exploration: A Future Facility at Scotswood Natural Community Garden

Lookup NU author(s): Daniel MalloORCiD, Dr Abigail Schoneboom, Armelle Tardiveau



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This publication summarises a 13-month sensory and design exploration of Scotswood Natural Community Garden focused on:• understanding the value and meanings that are attached to the garden;• identifying desires that, if met, will better serve current and potential garden users;• developing a vision and design brief for the future development of the garden.The project was undertaken by garden volunteers, youth group and school participants, trustees, and staff, supported by an interdisciplinary research team from Newcastle University. Utilising innovative engagement and design methods, it attended to the diverse aspirations of project participants while respecting the permaculture ethos of the garden. These methods included Sensory Mapping of the garden through activities such as pinhole photography, texture drawing and collecting materials as well as model- making and ‘framing’ activities that encouraged playful and imaginative envisioning of future possibilities.

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Author(s): Mallo D, Schoneboom A, Tardiveau A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Year: 2018

Pages: 83

Print publication date: 05/12/2018

Online publication date: 05/12/2018

Acceptance date: 25/05/2018

Institution: Newcastle University

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Notes: ISBN 9780701702670