What #placemaking can learn from #FolkArt. @PPS_Placemaking

Placemaking foregrounds the beauty of human activity and interaction : The idea that useful, everyday objects can be objects of beauty reflects one of the core concepts of Placemaking: that the beauty of a public space comes not just from design, but from the mix of human activities that takes place within a space—what Jane Jacobs famously referred to as the “sidewalk ballet.” PPS mentor Holly Whyte perhaps said it best when he noted that “What attracts people most, it would appear, is other people.” As social creatures, human beings love to watch, to perform, to interact. We like to see and learn from what other people are doing. Placemaking’s focus on activities and uses is not merely about making a place seem busy; it is about finding beauty in use. A space full of life is more beautiful than any award-winning building or pristine landscape. The people make the place, b...

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