What does successful community engagement look like?
- Date: September 2017 to February 2018
- Community: Poplar, London
- Clients: Alex Julyan and Wellcome Trust
We were commissioned to evaluate Poplar Pavilion, an architecture and well-being pop-up in East London. The report is a collection of thoughts and reflections for the community, local stakeholders, volunteers and the Pavilion design team. It is an assessment of the process and relationships that defined the project and acts as a handbook for future commissioners to lead effective engagements.
Document: Poplar Pavilion evaluation
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An effective engagement is grounded in a process of deep listening and understanding.
There is a positive correlation between positive health and wellbeing outcomes and a sense of belonging, curiosity, wonder, being heard, social cohesion, music and access to greenspace, among other things.
If an engager is interested in buy-in and participation from all stakeholders, including those with power, it is important to include them in the design and creation of the ‘solution’.
For stakeholders to embrace the engagement it is vital that there is a clear vision for people to get behind, participate in and nurture.
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