Second Thought Placemaking Agency

Community-based urbanism, revitalising of spaces and co-creation

During the recent years, I have been advising and helping also in many other projects. It started from a few contacts, but rapidly the number started to grow, and so was born Second Thought Placemaking Agency, which – as the name says – offers new perspectives on community-based urbanism.

Co-creation and better use of space are increasingly important factors in creating a better city and life. Technology provides us with a number of tools to reach out people, share resources and work together. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, but each case is different and requires knowledge of different contexts, concepts and ways of participation.

I have worked with various organisations in the field of placemaking, co-creation and community building as designer, producer and consultant – alone and with a larger team. The clients include companies, NGOs, cities, public sector and educational institutions.

Placemaking has become more popular recently, but it dates back to the 1960s to Jane Jacobs and William H. Whyte. It is a versatile approach to space planning and management that brings locality, grassroots activity and everyday life into urban development. Placemaking gets more out of our surroundings and existing resources to create places that improve people’s wellbeing. It’s a holistic approach that includes creating a shared vision, concrete plans to achieve to it as well as practical tools.

Do you have a project you need help to implement? Call or send a message and let’s talk more about it!
+358 44 5478354