A conversation between architects, urbanists and cultural place makers Held on 2 July 2020 on Zoom, a panel of distinguished speakers, including Fluid/Soundings founding director Christina Norton, considered the future of the urban realm and the role of culture in supporting new behaviours and ways of considering social space. You can see Christina’s interview above […]
A message from Fluid Co-Founder, Christina Norton on behalf of sister company, Soundings There is no doubt that Covid has brought the issue of community strength and cohesion to the forefront of public debate. It has viscerally revealed the importance of neighbourhoods from all perspectives. In the experience of Soundings, most people want to be […]
We have had the privilege of leading consultation, engagement and urban strategies across a wide range of built environment projects, and our feeling is stronger than ever that human interaction, relationships, culture and belonging are at the heart of thriving communities.
For more than 15 years Soundings + Fluid have been at the forefront of best-practice participatory engagement across London and the UK. Despite these uncertain and challenging times, our guiding values remain steadfast in ensuring that we can continue to champion engagement practices that are innovative, inclusive and robust.
The Mayor and London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) have pledged £1,346,000 to support the Westway Trust’s ‘Community Street’.
Last night at Barnet Council’s Housing & Growth Committee Fluid’s Golders Green Town Centre Strategy was adopted. The Growth Strategy which was also approved includes commitments to deliver against this strategy.
Christina attended the Landscape Institute’s Annual Awards at Troxy Theatre, as guest of Arup. Our Culture Mile Look & Feel Strategy for the City of London was a finalist in the Local Landscape Planning category. Congratulations to Arup for winning two awards and to WYG group for winning for their Masterplan for Sustaining Caerphilly’s Landscape.
Directors recently took part in a number of forward planning away day sessions over a long week-end hosted at Steve and Christina’s place on the island of Evia in Greece. Many great ideas emerged for adding to our core offer, and we will be exploring and building further on these in the months ahead. So […]
A good day in the midst of the massive Royal Docks where we are scripting the cultural place-making strategy. Steve joined a panel discussion on innovation and skills in the morning chaired by Jules Pipe and contributed to a roundtable discussion on community engagement. A lot of ground was covered. Steve’s notes Context – UK […]
Barnet Council appointed Fluid to develop a Town Centre Strategy for Golders Green. The purpose of the strategy is to provide a practical handbook for the council, community and partners to develop a strategic and comprehensive plan to guide improvements for Golders Green Town Centre. In developing the strategy, we have undertaken a range of […]
Soundings director Steve McAdam said he is pleased to have played a critical role in ensuring that the revised scheme is a better match for local desires and expectations through focused consultation and engagement, and through direct conversations with the mayor and cabinet of the two boroughs involved, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. This has been […]
Centre for London talk Steve spent the morning yesterday at the Centre for London seminar of ‘Developing trust: public participation in London’s planning system’ where he provided a short presentation on measures needed to supplement and reset standard ‘consultation’ processes. He argued that ‘consultation’ like ‘regeneration’ and ‘affordable’ had lost their meaning and were becoming […]
PART I & PART II VACANCIES Summer placements (June 2019 start) Fluid is a London based architectural and urban design practice specialising in participatory processes and place-making. We are looking for talented and highly motivated Part I and Part II architectural assistants with experience of working in an architectural practice. The successful candidate will have […]
We are excited to announce that we have been appointed by the Westway Trust to work with the Westway communities to agree a vision for the future. We are committed to a collaborative process to explore issues and ideas to deliver improvements in the short, medium and long term. There are no pre-fixed ideas or outcomes.
From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with in 2018 we wish you a great break and a happy, prosperous and special 2019!