PlaceLabs – our second edition on the theme of ‘belonging’

PlaceLabs is our quarterly forum that brings together those who work in the diverse fields that encompass places — from planning to events, architecture to entertainment, construction to production, and art to asset management.

This time hosted at the offices of JTP, we bring together creative thinkers with different angles on place. Our second PlaceLabs event is on the theme of belonging and we will hear pecha-kucha style presentations from the following three speakers:

Catherine Borowski, Produce UK – Founder of Produce UK and co-founder of PlaceLabs, Catherine is a practising artist and placemaking specialist, with a strong commercial and artistic intuition. Produce UK is a creative production company focusing on artistic event making, public realm experiential placemaking and cultural programming, best known for our work at King’s Cross.

Ivana Stanisic, JTP – Ivana is an architect at JTP and she focuses on the role architecture plays in society, in particular the part it plays in creating diverse and sustainable communities. Ivana also has a keen interest in the development of home as the most significant place people experience through life and as the physical environment that shapes us. Belonging through open-ended and adaptable design which allows spaces to emanate how we dwell and who we are.

Jack Harrison, The Calthorpe Project  – Jack is a social entrepreneur and community-focused football coach. Jack sourced funding to build the U.K’s first outdoor futsal facility at the Calthorpe Project in King’s Cross, from where he delivered a sports development programme for the local community. Jack recently graduated with a masters in Peace Studies from the Rotary International Peace Centre in Tokyo. His studies focused on sport as a tool for community cohesion and grassroots peace development. Nurturing a sense of belonging through place, purpose and play.

We want to highlight and connect brilliant minds to encourage a placemaking-driven approach to public spaces, cross-pollinate and enhance the work of practitioners. We’d like to consider new approaches to valuing placemaking, and help create a culture of inventive thinking aligned with social responsibility.

Please get in touch with to RSVP or for more information on the event.

Tuesday 15th May, 7 – 9pm


23-25 Great Sutton Street

London EC1V 0DN


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