Frith Walker is one of our colleagues in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She works for Panuku Development Auckland as Manager of Place Making and is a legend, nice person and hard worker who feels honoured to do the work she does.
This is a piece she wrote for Project for Public Spaces, a USA-based placemaking entity where she talks about what she thinks placemaking is and why it is so important. Frith also locates placemaking within te ao Maori (the Maori world), motivating us at Gap Filler to be more mindful and open to an indigenous world view and approach to placemaking. In our experience, Auckland-based placemakers in particular have wonderful fluency in this space and set a good example for others to emulate.
Read Frith’s piece here published by PPS on their website on June 17, 2019. (Image of Wynyard Quarter is courtesy of Panuku Development Auckland).