Developing community through collective projects and activities: the benefits of using sociometry

AANZPA Journal 27 December 2018

The world works best when people notice each other and when people notice each other noticing each other. – Dr G. Max Clayton

In this article, I will let you know how Gap Filler creates ways for people to interact with others and their city, using examples of some of the Gap Filler projects I have been involved with over the past few years. I will focus on identifying the creative sociometric interventions that build relationships. This article will be of interest to practitioners working in community development, resilience building, arts participation or other community engagements. Gap Filler Gap Filler is a creative urban initiative that since 2010 has been working with new ideas, re-framing how people relate to their city and bringing participatory design processes to the Christchurch urban landscape, with the objective of involving people in the co-creation of their city. 

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