Research into cultural philosophy gives direction to our placemaking. This blog will bring prominent thoughts together around ‘cultural development’. In the meantime, here are some influences:

Art shapes the patterns of existence into something recognisable

– Foa Dienstag

But if man is to find his way once again into the nearness of Being he must first learn to exist in the nameless.

– Heidegger

All placemaking is creative

Placemaking is a focus on people: passions and desires writ large in art and public policy

– following from Nietzsche

Cultural practice is the performance of collective thoughts and emotions, visible and visceral

– following from Nietzsche

… cultural development, that is, funded cultural activity led by individual artists arts organisations and government, is increasingly undertaken to contribute to community wellbeing.

– Kim Dunphy, Cultural Development Network

Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having its own function and character, contributes to the whole.

– Pythagoras

Nancy argues for the need to conceive new approaches to a more sensitive, connected culture. With this will come a sense of being at home in oneself.