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Northfield Residency Project Sheet

Aberdeen Northfield Residency

The project was supported by Public Art Aberdeen (the City Council’s public art team) as a pilot study to investigate the potential for public spaces to change through the creative relationship between an artist in residence with a community.

The purpose of the project was to capture a point in time and to record a set of ideas that were developed through sketches and conversations between active local groups and civic.

The project concluded with the publication of an artists’ book which constitutes a brief catalogue of ‘starter’ proposals that belong to the residents of Northfield and Cummings Park.  The ideas exist to be developed should there be any capital investment in the neighbourhood’s public realm.

The ideas range in size and in their pragmatism – and they are all intended to lift the day to day experience of living in Northfield. They are also ‘ideas-in-progress’ and have been influenced by those members of the community that were available and willing to think creatively about their own place.