We created a brief that was simple,
‘A place to begin a journey of discovery into the incredible heritage, culture and creativity of Leeds. A place to hear the many stories our communities have to tell, and a place to begin our own’
Our response was to see Leeds City Square as a place to be curated with the people, and not just for them. The City’s statement of intent includes that people come first, and all communities should have a chance to be represented, and although we could not represent Leeds in a single space we could, collectively, create a place for Leeds to represent itself. By engaging communities through the journey from design to activation we aimed to create a place which was an authentic expression of the city, the people, and their stories.