Makespace: Sharyn Farnan

Makespace is a service design tool, which utilises unused retail properties to provide a space for gathering insights and creative expression of ideas about community. The aim is to strengthen ties between communities, individuals and agencies to refine and achieve mutual goals.

Rather than imposing solutions, it’s about a process of co-design whereby residents are encouraged and supported to make decisions about what’s best for their communities. It will provide an alternative venue for individuals to explore and define a new vision for their shared futures.

I’d like to acknowledge the support of the Lochee Community Development Officer, Angie Hastie, Environment Arts Development Officer Theresa Lynn, Dan Thompson, founder of the Empty Shops Network and David MacDougall, Senior Planning Officer, Dundee City Council.

Sharyn has a BA in Fashion Design from Manchester Metropolitan University. She intends to launch Makespace throughout Scotland and continue in her field as a service designer.

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