Creativity Fuels Place Value
Transforming a place that we like in to a place that we love is a process, accessible to anyone, that allows creativity to emerge. When it is inclusive, it can be extraordinarily effective in making people feel attached to where they live. That makes people more likely to get involved.
The power of community connections, art, and aesthetics drive peoples’ attachment to where they live. I call this the ‘soft and lovable’ infrastructure of where we live. These three elements don’t have to come in the form of expensive, labor-intensive projects. Transforming a place that we like in to a place we love can start small and be affordable.
Epic Small uses the power and potential of small-scale, placemaking projects that energize and engage people, and motivate change. Placemaking allows regular people to make extraordinary improvements in their communities. Some call it “tactical urbanism”. Epic Small’s goal is to help create communities that prioritize people’s well-being, health, and happiness.
Little Projects Matter
When a community has a plan and is truly starting from zero, Epic Small can help motivate and activate community members whom are ready to move from talking to doing. The encouraging results of small-scale can change hearts, minds, and outdated policies. With close to ten years of experience collaborating and installing small-scale projects, I know that the most successful projects are the ones that bring people together in an on-going process rather than a single step. Epic Small listens to and works with community members on addressing their strengths and needs to develop creative solutions, block by block.