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David Barrie: A place is an experience, and not a brand

At a recent conference on The Art of Placemaking at NLA, London, the air was thick with talk of “branding” and “curating” real estate and “programming” opportunities in the built environment for people to socialise. (Standard device: hip canteen. Decor: super-sized graphics. Fuel: super-sized soya latte.) The event was timely, since the making of successful places is … Continue reading